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ERIC Number: EJ799532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Psychologists as Witnesses: Background and Good Practice in the Delivery of Evidence
Ireland, Jane L.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v24 n2 p115-127 Jun 2008
An outline of the background to the provision of psychological evidence within legal settings will be provided, with attention to formal and quasi-court settings (e.g., tribunals). Key points of relevance to psychologists and to educational psychologists in particular will be illustrated, including guidelines for defendable written and oral evidence. The Civil Procedure Rules and their application to expert witnesses will be used to indicate the standards for witness evidence. The paper will conclude by outlining the significance of distinguishing between process and content. The importance of presenting with expertise both in content (e.g., qualification as an educational psychologist) and court process is highlighted. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A