forensic testimony

forensic testimony

n. any testimony of expert scientific, engineering, economic or other specialized nature used to assist the court and the lawyers in a lawsuit or prosecution. (See: forensic, forensic medicine)

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EXPERT forensic testimony is still pending in the case of 10 defendants accused of attempting to smuggle drugs worth more than BD1.6 million into Bahrain.
The study also found systemic issues with the legal treatment of invalid forensic testimony:
Reviewing 27 Death Penalty Convictions for FBI Forensic Testimony Errors, Wash.
(6) However, as forensic testimony has gained value, the presence of wrongful convictions has shaken its reputation--in particular, whether the forensic evidence should be relied upon as before.
(109) Due to the Court's divided opinion, Confrontation Clause analysis regarding forensic testimony is remarkably different among states.
But, as McDermid's final chapter about expert forensic testimony in the courtroom points out, our adversarial justice system is sometimes more about winning than arriving at the truth.
Earlier, during graphic forensic testimony from a defence pathologist, Pistorius sat in the dock, retching into a bucket.
Earlier on Monday, when he heard the graphic forensic testimony, Pistorios wept and threw up in court.
As Judge Gouge pointed out in The Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology" in Canada, October 2008, Charles Smith's forensic testimony for the prosecution was responsible for many false accusations of murder and many false guilty convictions and imprisonments.
Here is what he wrote, "All I'm saying is that when IP [the Innocence Project] insist faulty forensic testimony is responsible, it's not helpful to scream NOT TRUE.
By restricting the third-party information introduced through forensic testimony to information that relays the general nature and sources of information, but not the third parties' specific statements, courts can allow valuable expert testimony while limiting Confrontation Clause concerns.

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