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Legal representatives’ opinions regarding psychologists engaging in expert witness services in Australian courts and tribunals

Gianvanni, Elena and Sharman, Stefanie J. 2016, Legal representatives’ opinions regarding psychologists engaging in expert witness services in Australian courts and tribunals, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Latest Articles, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1254589.

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Title Legal representatives’ opinions regarding psychologists engaging in expert witness services in Australian courts and tribunals
Author(s) Gianvanni, Elena
Sharman, Stefanie J.
Journal name Psychiatry, psychology and law
Season Latest Articles
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Publication date 2016-11-01
ISSN 1321-8719
1934-1687
Keyword(s) expert witnesses
legal representatives
psychologists
testimony
Summary Legal representatives engage psychologists to provide expert witness opinions about a number of factors, including the psychological factors that may have contributed to the perpetrator's behaviour and the likelihood of reoffending. Although this evidence can affect the outcome of proceedings, little is known about how the experts who provide it are chosen or about the quality of their services. This paper explored legal representatives’ reasons for engaging psychologists as expert witnesses, how they choose these experts, and their opinions about the expertise provided. Questions were also asked about the features of good and poor written and oral expert testimony. The results show that the majority of legal representatives engage psychologists who are usually chosen through referrals from colleagues and others. The legal representatives in the present sample had little awareness about the different backgrounds of experts (e.g. clinical vs forensic psychology). These results have implications for psychologists who provide expert evidence and the legal representatives who engage them.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13218719.2016.1254589
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
1801 Law
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090661

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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