3. The relevance ratio: Evaluating the probative value of expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases.Cornell Law Review (1996)
It is hard to overstate the importance of expert testimony in American courtrooms. Much of this testimony concerns scientific matters that are beyond the ken of ordinary experience. In cases where scientific matters play a central role, jurors may give substantial weight to expert testimony or even treat it as dispositive. Standards pertaining to the admissibility of scientific testimony are critical to the outcome in many trials.
- expert testimony,
- child sexual abuse,
- child witness,
- child neglect
Publication DateSeptember, 1996
Citation InformationLyon, T. D., & Koehler, J. J. (1996). The relevance ratio: Evaluating the probative value of expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases. Cornell Law Review, 82, 43-78.