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Expert Witnesses in Child Abuse Cases

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ISBN13: 9781557985156
ISBN: 1557985154
Published: August 1998
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Hardback
Price: £28.95

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This work offers ethical guidance to expert witnesses attempting to show how they can protect themselves and their science from manipulation and misuse by the court system. Lawyers, psychologists and social workers discuss the thornier aspects of testimony and provide recommendations on the proper role of the expert witness. How can psychologists participate in the legal realm while maintaining the integrity of their science? How can expert witnesses avoid the trap of advocating for a client rather than providing neutral information?

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The Use of Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases; The Role of Experts in the Common Law and in the Civil Law - a Comparison; Moral Justifications for Limits on Expert Testimony; The Trials and Tribulations of a Novice Expert Witness; The Expert Witness in Child Sexual Abuse Cases - a Clinician's View; Psychological and Ethical Considerations in the Preparation of the Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness; The Expert as Educator; How Valid Are Child Sexual Abuse Validations; Expert Scientific Testimony on Child Witnesses in the Age of Daubert; Expert Testimony Regarding the Characteristics of Sexually Abused Children - a Controversy on Both Sides of the Bench; The Psychologist as Expert Witness; Where Researchers Fear to Tread -Interpretive Differences Among Testifying Experts in Child Sexual Abuse Cases; Legal Commentary - the Impact of Daubert on 21st Century Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions.