Expert Testimony in Criminal Proceedings : Questions Daubert Does Not Answer

Abstract

I strongly believe that we need a very stringent standard of proof in criminal cases. I do not think, however, that Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been productive in effectuating this goal. In civil cases, courts engage in rigorous gatekeeping and often exclude plaintiffs’ experts because the theory underlying their testimony has not been… (More)

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