Assessing witness credibility and reliability: engaging experts and disengaging Gage?

Donald Nicolson, Derek P. Auchie

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Abstract

This chapter critically evaluates the justification for the current exclusion of experts on the psychology of witnessing in terms of the idea that they are not necessary for the proper resolution of dispute. It examines whether this "necessity" test is doctrinally justified and then whether such experts can in fact contribute to the proper resolution of disputes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScottish Criminal Evidence Law
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Developments and Future Trends
EditorsPeter Duff, Pamela R. Ferguson
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Chapter7
ISBN (Print)9781474414760
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • evidence
  • experts
  • witnesses
  • credibility
  • reliability
  • criminal justice system
  • perjury
  • psychological experts

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