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Publications

The Use of Expert Testimony on Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Cases:  Examining Case Law from 1994-2016

by Cindene Pezzell (December 2018)

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Study based on published U.S. state and federal criminal cases from 1994-2016.  Discusses defense and prosecution use of expert testimony, how trial courts ruled on expert testimony proffers, how appellate courts ruled on issues related to expert testimony, the impact of admissibility and reliability rules on the admission of expert testimony, and other factors.  [21 pages plus appendices]

Click here to download The Use of Expert Testimony on Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Cases:  Examining Case Law from 1994-2016 (study and appendices).

Click here to download the study only.

Click here to download all the appendices in one file.

Click here to download Appendix A:  Coding Factors.

Click here to download Appendix B:   State Statutes about Expert Testimony on Battering.

Click here to download Appendix C:   Cases per State and Federal Circuit.

Click here to download Appendix D:  Standards of Reliability per Jurisdiction.

Click here to download Appendix E: Listing of Cases in The Use of Expert Testimony on Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Cases by State.