in Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780198267805
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191714856 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice


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This introductory chapter presents the main focus of the book, which is the use of expert evidence in the criminal process. It explains that expert evidence presents a number of challenges to the legal system and that what links them, perhaps, is the need to defer to, yet exert a degree of control over, the experts employed in it. It presents brief details of what the next chapters are all about.

Keywords: expert evidence; criminal process; legal system

Chapter.  2134 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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