Adversarial Experts


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

Adversarial Experts

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This chapter examines the criticisms and reforms that might be applied to adversarial experts. It presents several criticisms of adversary expertise. It agrees with Wigmore in saying that cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth. It also enumerates several negative points of cross-examination, as well as bias and adversarial system.

Keywords: adversarial experts; Wigmore; cross-examination; bias; adversarial system

Chapter.  13053 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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