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How Important Are Training and Experience to Expert Witness Credibility?

Research suggests that jurors consider an expert witness’ knowledge when assessing his or her credibility. An expert’s training (usually measured by educational achievement) is one component of the expert’s knowledge. Experience gained during a career is another.

Researchers agree that an expert’s training and experience are significant to a jury’s perception of the expert’s credibility. But are they equally important? Patricia Ferreira and Twila Wingrove, researchers in the field of psychology, conducted a study to answer that question. Read more, click here


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