Drawing on expertise : legal decision-making and the reception of expert evidence
Roberts, A. J. (Andrew J.). (2008) Drawing on expertise : legal decision-making and the reception of expert evidence. Criminal Law Review, Vol.6 . pp. 443-462. ISSN 0011-135XFull text not available from this repository.
The adoption in English criminal proceedings of a liberal approach to the admissibility of expert evidence has already resulted in miscarriages of justice. Surprisingly, such events do not appear to have prompted any significant judicial reflection on the adequacy of the procedures relating to the reception of such evidence. The issue of reliability is subject to rather vague and inadequately articulated principles which provide little assistance to those required to determine admissibility. This is especially problematical when the evidence relies on novel theories and techniques or those which do not reflect the orthodox approach in the relevant field.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Evidence, Expert -- England, Evidence, Expert -- Wales, Judicial process|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Criminal Law Review|
|Publisher:||Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.|
|Official Date:||June 2008|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-462|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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