U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Ethical Problems

Abstract Photo representing a house symbol in front of a man's face and a
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Four categories of ethical problems may create conflict for the expert witness in the legal system:

An examination of problems and solutions can provide guidance for ethical conduct, keeping in mind that objectivity is for the expert, and advocacy is for the attorney.

Back Forward