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.
Introduction. The Role of the Expert Witness in Court. The Expectations of the Court. The Introduction of Novel Evidence to the Court. Standardization and Accreditation. Ethics. The Use of Statistics. Case Studies. The Impact of Case Law. The Different Criminal Justice Systems of the UK and Ireland. The Inquisitorial Justice System versus the Adversarial Systems of the UK. The Justice System of the United States versus the Criminal Justice Systems of the UK. Good Practice Considerations.