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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Learning Objectives

After completing the introductory module, the user should:

  • Know the role of an expert witness.
  • Know the difference between lay and expert opinions.
  • Be able to define technical terms and complex processes in everyday language.
  • Realize that standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be correctly applied in laboratories.
  • Comprehend that the expert must remain impartial in testing, report writing and testimony, regardless of the proffering party's identity.

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