Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Bank, S. C. 2010. Expert Testimony. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
As the world becomes more complex, expert testimony assumes an increasingly important and controversial role in the Anglo-American judicial system. The Federal Rules of Evidence specify that expert testimony occurs when a witness, qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, testifies by providing opinions or facts that assist the judge to understand evidence or to determine a fact in issue. For justice to be served, expert witnesses present unbiased opinions and facts based on sound science or technical knowledge.
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