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NCJ Number: 97919 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Scholars as Expert Witness - A Descriptive Analysis
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(1985)  Pages:279-289
Author(s): L T Winfree; P R Anderson
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The courtroom activities of criminal justice scholars represent an area of study that, with the exception of a few first-person narratives, has been largely ignored in the past. This paper, in an attempt to expand our knowledge of such activities, analyzes data collected from a group of criminal justice scholars who were singled out by their colleagues for a work as expert witnesses.
Abstract: Due to an apparent dearth of information on such activities, the analyses are largely descriptive in nature, comparing the key features of expert witnesses (e.g., purposes of involvement, fees charged, willingness to testify in local community) with personal-biographical information. It is concluded that experience as an expert witness is central to any understanding of the role of the expert witness. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Consultants; Educators; Expert witnesses
Note: Earlier version presented at the 1983 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
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