The Use of Expert Witnesses in Cases Involving Family Violence: Part 1

Room D October 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Margaret Bassett

This presentation is designed to improve prosecutorial responses to crimes involving family violence by building capacity for the criminal justice system to utilize expert testimony about the dynamics of these crimes into court proceedings. This presentation is based on research that shows that the use of expert witnesses in the prosecution of family violence crimes can greatly improve the criminal justice system’s understanding of these crimes and positively impact outcomes for survivors. Participants will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained to utilize or serve as expert witnesses.