Women as expert witnesses: a review of the literature.

  title={Women as expert witnesses: a review of the literature.},
  author={Tess M S Neal},
  journal={Behavioral sciences \& the law},
  volume={32 2},
  • T. Neal
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioral sciences & the law
This review of women's participation in the legal system as expert witnesses examines the empirical literature on the perceived credibility and persuasiveness of women compared with men experts. The effects of expert gender are complex and sometimes depend on the circumstances of the case. Some studies find no differences, some find favorable effects for women and others for men, and still others find that expert gender interacts with other circumstances of the case. The findings are… Expand

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