Verbal Scales: A Legal Perspective

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Abstract

This article considers the admissibility of expert opinions expressed by means of a verbal scale in England and Wales and other common‐law jurisdictions, particularly Australia. It questions whether such evidence can be considered “helpful” to a jury and whether it meets the new English guidelines for assessing whether expert evidence is “sufficiently reliable to be admitted”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
EditorsAllan Jamieson, Andre Moenssens
PublisherWiley
ISBN (Electronic)9780470061589
ISBN (Print)9780470018262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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