Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

Hardcover | May 1, 2001

byMike Redmayne

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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 relevancedoes syndrome evidence have to questions of criminal responsibility? In `Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice', Mike Redmayne explores these issues. His exposition utilizes work in a number of disciplines, and draws comparisons with the law and procedure in several different jurisdictions. Whiledeveloping a general overview of the use of scientific evidence in the criminal process, Redmayne makes use of detailed examinations of particular issues, such as battered women syndrome, fingerprinting, and eyewitness expertise. Through an analysis of expert evidence, he also invites reflection ona series of wider issues, among them the function of exclusionary rules and the nature of case construction.

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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 relevancedoes syndrome evidence have to questions of cri...

Mike Redmayne is a lecturer in law at LSE
Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198267800

ISBN - 13:9780198267805

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Constructing Cases with Science3. Probability Models in Forensic Science4. Presenting Probabilities in Court5. The Admissibility of Expert Evidence: (1) Evidentiary Reliability6. The Admissibility of Expert Evidence: (2) The Rule in R. v. Turner7. Adversarial ExpertsIndex

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`Mike Redmayne writes perceptively ... The breadth of the book is one of its strengths ... Redmayne excels at clearing the underbrush from the British opinions - stripping away the stated reasons in an attempt to discern the existence of unstated reasons.'Jurimetrics Journal