Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence

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Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence―favored with an Honorable Mention in Law & Legal Studies at the Association of American Publishers' 2015 PROSE Awards―provides a clear and intuitive discussion of the legal presentation of expert testimony. The book delves into the effects, processes, and battles that occur in the presentation of opinion and scientific evidence by court-accepted forensic experts. It provides a timely review of the United States Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) regarding expert testimony, and includes a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses (or non-use) of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS Report on Forensic Science are also included. The presentation expands to study case law, legal opinions, and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the US court system. This book is an essential reference for anyone preparing to give expert testimony of forensic evidence.

  • Honorable Mention in the 2015 PROSE Awards in Law & Legal Studies from the Association of American Publishers
  • A multi-disciplinary forensic reference examining the strengths and weaknesses of forensic science in courtroom testimony
  • Focuses on forensic testimony and judicial decisions in light of the Federal Rules of Evidence, case interpretations, and the NAS report findings
  • Case studies, some from the Innocence Project, assist the reader in distinguishing good testimony from bad

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Forensic Testimony: Science, Law, and Expert Evidence provides a simple and easy to read discussion of legal presentation of expert testimony. It delves into the effects, processes, and battles that occur in the presentation of opinion and scientific evidences by court-accepted forensic experts. The book provides a timely review of the United States Federal Rules of Evidence regarding expert testimony and includes a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses or non-use of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS Report on Forensic Science are also included. The presentation expands to study case law, legal opinions, and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the U.S. court system. This book is an essential reference for anyone preparing to give expert testimony of forensic evidence.

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C. Michael Bowers is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He is also the Deputy Medical Examiner in Ventura, California. Dr. Bowers is a practicing forensic dentist and consultant who has testified and worked on hundreds of cases where dental evidence has been involved. He is a former Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, a Senior Crime Scene Analyst for the International Association for Identification (IAI) and has written other articles, chapters and books on forensic dentistry. He owns and operates his own dental practice in Ventura, CA.

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Verlag: Oxford Elsevier LTD Nov 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0123970059 ISBN 13: 9780123970053
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford Elsevier LTD Nov 2013, 2013. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50-75% of their time writing administrative and research reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Fifth Edition provides practical guidance--with specific writing samples and guidelines--for providing strong reports. Much of the legal process depends on careful documentation and the crucial information that lies within, but most law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide well-written, accurate, brief, and complete reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals covers everything officers need to learn--from basic English grammar to the difficult but often-ignored problem of creating documentation that will hold up in court. This new edition is updated to include timely information, including extensive coverage of digital reporting, updates on legal issues and privacy rights, and expanded coverage of forensics and scientific reporting. 263 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780123970053

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