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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Primary Ethical Issues

The primary ethical issues are as follows:

  • Providing outright false data.
  • Not conducting an investigation.
  • Altering data.
  • Giving false testimony.
  • Intentionally ignoring available data.
  • Recanting prior contra positions.
  • Accepting assignments beyond one's competence.
  • Accepting improper attorney influence.
  • Reaching a conclusion before research is conducted or completed.
  • Allowing conflicts of interest.
  • Using fraudulent credentials.
  • Overstating conclusions.
  • Giving confusing or misleading testimony.

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