Trust me - I'm an expert: Forensic evidence and witness immunity

David Field*, Ian R. Coyle, Graham A. Starmer, Glen Miller, Paul Wilson

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Abstract

The implications of the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal's ruling in Commonwealth of Australia v Griffiths and Anor, to the effect that an expert who gives incorrect evidence against a party is protected from civil suit by the 'witness immunity' rule are reviewed. It is argued that there is an urgent need to reconsider the sanctions that may be imposed on those whose forensic evidence falls short of the high standard expected in this increasingly important area of justice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number916177403
Pages (from-to)113-129
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Student Theses

A Statutory Formula for the Admission of Similar Fact Evidence Against a Criminal Accused

Author: Field, D., 8 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Stuesser, L. (Supervisor) & Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Field, D., Coyle, I. R., Starmer, G. A., Miller, G., & Wilson, P. (2009). Trust me - I'm an expert: Forensic evidence and witness immunity. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41(2), 113-129. [916177403]. https://doi.org/10.1080/00450610903007038