New admissibility regime for expert evidence: the likely impact on digital forensics

Sallavaci, Oriola and George, Carlisle (2013) New admissibility regime for expert evidence: the likely impact on digital forensics. International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 5 (1). pp. 67-79. ISSN 1751-911X

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Abstract

The Law Commission in England and Wales has proposed a reform of the admissibility regime for expert evidence in criminal trials in England and Wales. The proposed reform builds on the US approach to admissibility of expert evidence, and establishes a multi-stage statutory test for admissibility to be applied by trial judges, aided by a set of complex guidelines. This paper considers the main aspects of the proposed reform with a view to discussing how they may impact on digital forensics experts giving opinion evidence in criminal trials.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Law commission; England and Wales; expert evidence; digital forensics; criminal trial; evidence admissibility; statutory tests; law reform
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
Item ID: 10488
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Depositing User: Dr Oriola Sallavaci
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:37
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10488

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