Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence

ISBN-13: 9780123970053

ISBN-10: 0123970059

Author: C. Michael Bowers

Edition: 1

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Academic Press
Hardcover 296 pages
Law, Psychology, Criminology, Criminal Law
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Acknowledged author C. Michael Bowers wrote Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence comprising 296 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0123970059 and 9780123970053. Since then Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $15.08 or rent at the marketplace.


Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence―favored with an Honorable Mention in Law & Legal Studies at the Association of American Publishers' 2015 PROSE Awards―provides a clear and intuitive discussion of the legal presentation of expert testimony. The book delves into the effects, processes, and battles that occur in the presentation of opinion and scientific evidence by court-accepted forensic experts. It provides a timely review of the United States Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) regarding expert testimony, and includes a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses (or non-use) of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS Report on Forensic Science are also included. The presentation expands to study case law, legal opinions, and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the US court system. This book is an essential reference for anyone preparing to give expert testimony of forensic evidence.

  • Honorable Mention in the 2015 PROSE Awards in Law & Legal Studies from the Association of American Publishers
  • A multi-disciplinary forensic reference examining the strengths and weaknesses of forensic science in courtroom testimony
  • Focuses on forensic testimony and judicial decisions in light of the Federal Rules of Evidence, case interpretations, and the NAS report findings
  • Case studies, some from the Innocence Project, assist the reader in distinguishing good testimony from bad