Preparing and Presenting Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation
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Preparing and Presenting Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation

A Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Stern, Paul

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The testimony of expert witnesses to inform courtroom decisions is critical if intelligent and just verdicts are to be reached. Few judges, jurors or lay witnesses possess the necessary knowledge to adequately understand the complexities of human behaviour as they relate to acts of interpersonal violence. While lay witnesses can testify to actual incidents or observations, it is the expert witness who can provide forensic significance to such evidence.

This volume clearly defines the need for and role of expert witnesses in litigation. The author demystifies the process, and provides practical guidance on preparing and presenting expert testimony. In so doing, he will assist courts to more accurately assess and weigh eviden

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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and scholarly
Publisher / Imprint
SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / London
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781452248363 / 0761900128
Published Date
January 1997
Primary Price
41.99 GBP
Pages
208
Series
Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series
Series Part
18
Reference Code
BDZ0001460716