Expert evidence is used to provide information to the court, which is likely to be outside of the knowledge of the magistrates, judge or jury. Opinion evidence can be given if the expert is qualified to provide such an opinion.
Duty of an expert witness
An expert is under a duty to help the court by giving opinion which is objective and unbiased in relation to matters within their expertise....Read More
A new technique for identifying criminals could be in use ‘within months’ following years of development by Sheffield Hallam University. But what is it and could there be problems?
Mass Spectrometry: analysing the ridges of the fingerprints
Fingerprints on crime scenes, weapons and stolen property have been the undoing of many a criminal over the years. With evidence being corroborated...Read More