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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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.
3) The evidence that sent Wilhoit to death row rested heavily on the forensic testimony of two dental "experts," not long out of dental school, who claimed a bite-mark match between his teeth and marks left on the victim.
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.
Although it is difficult to estimate precisely the possible effects on forensic testimony of adhering to a Goldstein rule, such an appraisal may offer important insights into whether a Rule 703 or a Goldstein approach should be employed.
The problems with forensic testimony extend beyond Mississippi.
The prosecutor tells David: "None of your evidence is supported by forensic testimony.
Even if the psychiatrist has maintained malpractice insurance, he or she should ensure that the policy actually covers forensic testimony, since not all policies do include such coverage.
Errors at the lab are already providing defense lawyers with ammunition to use in some cases and appear to threaten the FBI with challenges to expert forensic testimony in cases based on the more than 600,000 evidence examinations conducted each year by the lab.

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