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Expert Testimony 

Expert Testimony
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Expert Testimony
Author(s):

Scott Soloway

and Bryan C. Shelby

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0004
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date: 09 December 2019

Chapter 4 reviews the major cases related to the admissibility and presentation of expert witness testimony in the courtroom. The majority of the cases involve general standards for medical and scientific evidence (Frye v. U.S., Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, General Electric v. Joiner, Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael) that can be applied to psychiatry. The remaining cases (State v. Hurd, People v. Shirley, Rock v. Arkansas) relate to the admissibility—or not—of hypnotically refreshed testimony and hypnosis as a scientific practice.

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