The global nature of crime often requires expert witnesses to work and present their conclusions in courts outside their home jurisdiction with the corresponding need for them to have an understanding of the different structures and systems operating in other jurisdictions. This book will be a resource for UK professionals, as well as those from overseas testifying internationally, as to the workings of all UK jurisdictions. It also will help researchers and students to better understand the UK legal system.

chapter 1|14 pages

Ethics and the Role of the Expert Witness

ByTony Ward

chapter 3|16 pages

Miscarriages of Justice and the Role of the Expert Witness

ByLucina Hackman

chapter 4|19 pages

Expert Evidence in Scotland in Criminal Trials

A Defence Solicitor’s Perspective
ByEamon P. H. Keane

chapter 5|14 pages

The Role of the Expert Witness in the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice System

ByJonathan Doak, Tim Jebb

chapter 6|16 pages

Responsibilities and Obligations of the Expert Witness

ByDame Sue Black, Niamh Nic Daéid

chapter 7|13 pages

Emerging Science in Court

ByFiona Raitt

chapter 8|15 pages

Statistics and the Expert Witness

ByDavid Lucy, Lucina Hackman

chapter 10|15 pages

Forensic Science in U.S. Criminal Trials after Melendez-Diaz

ByJessica Smith