The Evolving Role of Scientific Experts in the Courts

TitleThe Evolving Role of Scientific Experts in the Courts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsFrankel, MS
JournalJournal of Philosophy Science and Law
Date Published11/2001
ISSN Number1549-8549
KeywordsExpert Witness , Law , SCIENCE
AbstractDiscusses the changing role science and technology in court proceedings as scientific and technical information becomes more important for making rational decisions. Science can play a major role on death sentence cases, and cases which use poor science can cost plaintiffs millions in court fees and damages. The author looks at three different cases that relied on science and engineering expert witnesses and looks at some of the current problems with how scientific and engineering information and experts are used in the U.S. legal system and some potential solutions to these issues.
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