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NCJ Number: 90953 Find in a Library
Title: Expert Witness of Forensic Medicine Process - A Symposium
Journal: Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine  Volume:33  Issue:5  Dated:(October 1979)  Pages:488-599
Author(s): H Niwayama; K Matsuo; T Matsukura; Y Mikami; T Uematsu
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 33
Format: Article
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Annotation: Issues concerning medicolegal witnesses in the United States, France, England, West Germany, and Japan are addressed.
Abstract: These issues include partisanship of the expert witness and the expert witness and the hearsay rule. Suggestions for solving problems related to these issues in the particular countries are given. Finally, the Japanese criminal justice system's use of expert witnesses is compared to those mentioned above. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): England; France; Germany; Japan; Medicolegal considerations; United States of America; Witnesses
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