Australian juries and scientific evidence

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Abstract

The ability of jurors and juries to comprehend and utilise scientific evidence in Australian criminal trials is discussed in the context of impediments which include legislation, proce-dural law, and the inherent scientific complexity of some evidence. Existing Australian and international literature on jury performance with expert evidence is examined, and recent doctoral research utilising mock juries, real jurors and forensic scientists, is highlighted.
LanguageEnglish
Pages75-84
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006

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In: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.07.2006, p. 75-84.

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