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Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice$
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Mike Redmayne

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267805

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267805.001.0001

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Adversarial Experts

Adversarial Experts

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Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice


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This chapter examines the criticisms and reforms that might be applied to adversarial experts. It presents several criticisms of adversary expertise. It agrees with Wigmore in saying that cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth. It also enumerates several negative points of cross-examination, as well as bias and adversarial system.

Keywords:   adversarial experts, Wigmore, cross-examination, bias, adversarial system

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