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Experts and the Law

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony

Published in print October 1994 | ISBN: 9780198235514
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597220 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235518.003.0016
Experts and the Law

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The role of expert evidence in the law has been much debated in the legal literature though less so in philosophy. This chapter attempts to bring the insights of the earlier chapters of this book to bear on the problem of the admissibility and value of expert evidence, especially in criminal trials. It examines various proposals for restricting or enlarging the role of experts, and the implications of these proposals are discussed.

Keywords: certification; criminal law; empirics; expert testimony; experts; juries; Kenny; nascent science; neo‐science

Chapter.  13557 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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