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Witnesses and Evidence: Track 1

Can we really expect jurors to fully understand the intricate and complex workings of the legal system? Should we really burden members of the public with the responsibility of resolving our criminal and civil disputes - or would we be better having a panel of experts? And what about expert witnesses? After so many recent miscarriages of justice, how much weight should be given to the testimony of such witnesses? Gary Slapper, Professor of Law at The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of the Times, discuss whether jurors and expert witnesses are suited to roles they undertake.

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  • Duration 15 mins
  • Updated Monday 16th August 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Law
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Track 1: Witnesses and Evidence

Professor Gary ------- of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times discuss how well jurors and expert witnesses are suited to the tasks they perform.


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