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The Young Grandfather: A New Approach to the Reliability of Expert Evidence in Scottish Criminal Cases or Business as Usual?

Nicolson, Donald and Wheate, Rhonda (2020) 'The Young Grandfather: A New Approach to the Reliability of Expert Evidence in Scottish Criminal Cases or Business as Usual?' Juridical Review, 2020 (3-4). pp. 111-152. ISSN 0022-6785

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Abstract

Evaluates whether Young (Thomas Ross) v HM Advocate (HCJ), which set out a five-stage test of "sufficient reliability" of expert evidence, provides an adequate means of ensuring the reliability of scientific evidence in Scottish criminal cases. Analyses the scope, application and meaning of each of the five elements of the sufficient reliability test. Compares the Scottish approach with that of other Anglo-American jurisdictions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Juridical Review following peer review. The definitive published version is available online on Westlaw UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Admissibility; Comparative law; Expert evidence; Forensic evidence; Reliability; Scientific methodology; Scotland; United States
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 15:55
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29349

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