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About the Book
The field of scientific interpretation of evidence and its portrayal in popular media has progressed to the point that expert testimony at trial is not only commonly accepted by judge and jury, but also expected. The factors that influence the selection of an expert, including the importance of investigating the expert's credentials and making an informed assessment of the credibility that the expert's qualifications will project to a judge and jurors, are extremely important.
This new, updated edition of Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9, presents an introductory overview on United States Supreme Court decisions regarding expert admissibility issues and focuses on state and federal court expert evidence issues, including the Daubert-Joiner-Kumho Tire trilogy. The circuit by circuit chapters are written by experienced attorneys with knowledge of the application of the rules regarding expert evidence in their specific jurisdictions. Included is an examination of the impact on court decisions of the National Research Council's 2009 report about the scientific foundation underlying forensic testimony and an article about factors to take into account when selecting an expert.
Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9 is a valuable resource that provides the reader with quick access to the governing expert evidence rules in federal and state courts across the United States.