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Expert Witnesses in Child Abuse Cases : What Can and Should be Said in Court - Stephen J. Ceci

Expert Witnesses in Child Abuse Cases

What Can and Should be Said in Court

By: Stephen J. Ceci (Editor), Helen Hembrooke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9781557989154
Number Of Pages: 299

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Psychologists have been increasingly called on to testify in child abuse cases. The rough-and-tumble world of courtroom machinations, however, has left many wondering how they can protect themselves and their science from manipulation and misuse by the court system. In this text, lawyers, psychologists and social workers discuss the thornier aspects of testimony and provide recommendations on the proper role of the expert witness. In each chapter, one or more contemporary problem areas associated with expert testimony in cases of child abuse are described.

Introduction; Part I: Legal Structure and Professional Ethics; Chapter 1 The Use of Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases; Chapter 2 The Role of Experts in the Common Law and The Civil Law: A Comparison; Chapter 3 Moral Justifications for Limits on Expert Testimony; Part II: The Role of Expert Witness; Chapter 4 The Trials and Tribulations of a Novice Expert Witness; Chapter 5 The Expert Witness in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A Clinician's View; Chapter 6 Psychological and Ethical Considerations in the Preparation of the Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness; Chapter 7 The Expert as Educator; Part III: Evidence in Testimony; Chapter 8 How Valid Are Child Sexual Abuse Validations? Chapter 9 Expert Scientific Testimony on Child Witnesses in the Age of Daubert; Chapter 10 Expert Testimony Regarding the Characteristics of Sexually Abused Children: A Controversy on Both Sides of the Bench; Part IV: Commentaries: Toward a Consensus; Chapter 11 The Psychologist as Expert Witness: A Comment; Chapter 12 Where Researchers Fear to Treat: Interpretative Differences Among Testifying Experts in Child Sexual Abuse Cases; Chapter 13 A Legal Commentary: The Impact of Daubert on 21st-Century Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions

ISBN: 9781557989154
ISBN-10: 155798915X
Series: Law & Mental Health Professionals
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.65