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Trust me - I'm an expert: Forensic evidence and witness immunity
Australian journal of forensic science
  • David Field, Bond University
  • Ian R Coyle, Bond University
  • Graham A Starmer
  • Glen Miller, Bond University
  • Paul Wilson, Bond University
Date of this Version
12-1-2009
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details

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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.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR: 1602, 1801

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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.
Citation Information
David Field, Ian R Coyle, Graham A Starmer, Glen Miller, et al.. "Trust me - I'm an expert: Forensic evidence and witness immunity" Australian journal of forensic science Vol. 41 Iss. 2 (2009) p. 113 - 129
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