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Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

Mike Redmayne

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780198267805
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191714856 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267805.001.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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As an increasing range of expert evidence becomes available to it, the criminal justice system must answer a series of challenging questions: should experts be permitted to give evidence on the credibility of witnesses? How should statistical evidence be presented to juries? What relevance does syndrome evidence have to questions of criminal responsibility? This book explores these issues. The exposition utilizes work in a number of disciplines, and draws comparisons with the law and procedure in several different jurisdictions across the globe. While developing a general overview of the use of scientific evidence in the criminal process, the book makes use of detailed examinations of particular issues, such as battered women syndrome, fingerprinting, and eyewitness expertise. Through an analysis of expert evidence, it also invites reflection on a series of wider issues, among them the function of exclusionary rules and the nature of case construction.

Keywords: expert evidence; criminal justice system; battered women syndrome; fingerprinting; eyewitness expertise; exclusionary rules; case construction

Book.  244 pages. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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Introduction in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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Constructing Cases with Science in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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Probability Models in Forensic Science in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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Presenting Probabilities in Court in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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Adversarial Experts in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

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