The Methods of Attacking Scientific Evidence
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The Methods of Attacking Scientific Evidence, Sixth Edition reviews all the major evidentiary doctrines applicable to scientific evidence. The book first analyzes the admissibility of the testimony of the witnesses who lay the chain of custody for the physical evidence tested. It then catalogues the admissibility attacks on the expert witnesses who teach the jury about the theory and instrument, report about the specific test in question, and evaluate the test result for the jury. The book also covers the tactics of attacking the weight of scientific evidence, and dissects the attacks on the weight of many different factors.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Admissibility Attacks in General
Chapter 3 Admissibility Attacks on Testimony by Chain-of-Custody Witnesses
Chapter 4 Admissibility Attacks on Testimony by the Teaching Expert Witness
Chapter 5 Admissibility Attacks on Testimony by the Reporting Expert Witness
Chapter 6 Admissibility Attacks on Testimony of the Interpreting Expert Witness
Chapter 7 Weight Attacks in General
Chapter 8 Weight Attacks on the Chain of Custody
Chapter 9 Weight Attacks on the Scientist
Chapter 10 Weight Attacks on the Theory or Technique
Chapter 11 Weight Attacks on the Facts or Data Analyzed
Chapter 12 Weight Attacks on the Manner in which the Scientist Applied the Theory or Technique to the Data in the Instant Case
Chapter 13 Weight Attacks on the Opposing Scientist's Opinion
Chapter 14 Attacks on the Legal Sufficiency of the Opposition's Scientific Testimony
Chapter 15 Conclusion
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