Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Ferguson, Charles, 1932- author

Title The art of science in the Canadian justice system : a reflection on my experiences as an expert witness / by Charles Ferguson and David Milward
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2017
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Authors; List of Cases; 1: Introduction; References; 2: The Divide between Science and Law; The Nature of the Beast; The Fallibilities of Forensic Science Evidence; The Perceived Credibility of Forensic Science Evidence; What I Mean by the Art of Science; References; 3: The Gatekeeper Function; Admitting Scientific Evidence in Court; The Law on Expert Opinion Evidence; Breaches in the Gate; Trespassing through the Gates; Closing the Gate; References; 4: During the Trial
For the CourtLawyers and the Art of Science; Issue Identification; Cross-Examination and the Art of Science; References; 5: Earlier Opportunities; Lost Opportunities; Drowning Instead of Sexual Assault; Flawed Medical Advice; On Appeal?; Nonadversarial Alternatives?; Lack of Implementation; Long Term Savings; Avoiding Stress; References; 6: Concluding Thoughts; Science for Lawyers and Judges; Improving the Forensic Science Community; References; Index
Getting a Second OpinionOpen and Shut; Jolly Jumper; A Single Fall; Too Many Injuries; Damaging Quarter; Truly Negligent Care; When I Decline; Father Taking the Fall; Pessimism; Benign Fracture; Beleaguered Nanny; Chronic versus Acute Injuries; Expert Witnesses and the Preliminary Investigation; Bouncy Chair Case; The Babysitter; Brittle Bone Disease; Boyfriend's Exclusive Opportunity?; R. v. Redden; Unfortunate Fall; Amber's Case; R. v. Tom; Expert Witness Presentation; Come Down to Their Level; Hired Guns; R. v. H.; Prevnar Side Effects; Temporary Brittle Bone Disease; R. v. Sands-Way
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ferguson, Charles, 1932-
Evidence, Expert -- Canada.
Pediatricians -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Milward, David Leo, 1974- author
ISBN 1315229706 (electronic bk.)
1351859854 (electronic bk.)
9781315229706 (electronic bk.)
9781351859851 (electronic bk.)