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How Does a Cult Expert Qualify to Testify?

December 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Certification, Expert Witness, Legal, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

In 2016, we’ve seen some courts marching toward a more scientific approach to expert testimony and the application of a higher standard of qualification. So how did a self-proclaimed “cult specialist” and “deprogrammer” end up testifying before a grand jury in a New York murder investigation? That’s what the defense in the case wanted to know. […]

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Environmental Expert Jailed by EPA?

December 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Expert Witness, Experts, Manufacturing, Construction and Farming, Safety and Regulation, Sciences and Engineering

Is it possible that the EPA jailed an environmental expert witness to shut her up? That’s what an article in The Intercept would have you believe. It’s the classic story of racial bigotry in the Deep South. Of evil corporations polluting at will. Of one person willing to stand up for the oppressed and being […]

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DNA Expert Supports “Traveling Hair” Defense

September 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Criminology and Investigations, DNA, Expert Witness

The defense called a DNA expert in the capital murder trial of Mark Alan Norwood. Norwood was on trial for the 1988 death of Debra Masters Baker. The expert testified that there were many explanations for the discovery of Norwood’s pubic hair at the murder scene. It was one of the defense’s many attempts to […]

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Expert Accused of Lying About Credentials

September 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Computer, Expert Witness, Experts, Forensics

A Tampa man that served as an expert witness was arrested and held in a Polk County jail. He’s accused of lying under oath at least 5 different times in cases involving child porn and child sex abuse. According to police, the expert lied about his college degree, his military service, his level of security […]

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Expert Witnesses Disagree Whether Death Was a Suicide

September 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Criminology and Investigations, Experts

During the prosecution’s case, a crime scene analyst expert witness testified that Deborah Hovestadt’s death was not a suicide. Darryl Taylor, the man accused of murdering Hovestadt, had alleged that her death was not at his hands. When the defense presented its case, they provided an expert witness that testified that the death was in […]

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DNA Expert Humiliated on Cross-Examination

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, DNA, Expert Witness, Experts

Prosecutors methodically eviscerated the defense’s DNA expert’s credibility using the expert’s four-page resume during the trial of Mayer Herskovic. Herskovic is accused of being the ringleader of a group of men that beat a gay black man in Brooklyn.  The attack left the victim blind in one eye. There were witnesses to the attack. The […]

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Mariana Judge Rules in Expert Battle

August 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Expert Witness

The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands denied without prejudice the motion of the U.S. government to exclude the testimony of an expert witness for one of three Chinese nationals being tried. The suspects were arrested and charged following the seizure of 4.9 lbs of methamphetamine or “ice” worth $850,000 during a routine inspection […]

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What is the Anatomy of the Modern Expert?

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Certification, Expert Witness, Expert Witness Directory, Expert Witness Resources, Experts, Infographic, Researching Experts

Earlier this week we discussed some of the fundamentals of being an expert witness. However, how has the modern expert changed? Has the era of the Internet affected what experts need to do to be successful? We asked a number of experts on our LinkedIn Group, and from over 25 entries we collected the best […]

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Anne Speckhard PhD – 3 Comprehensive Publications by an accomplished Expert Witness

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Attorneys, Certification, Expert Witness, Expert Witness Directory, Expert Witness Resources, Experts, Forensics, Legal, Marketing, Researching Experts

Talking to Terrorists: Understanding the Psycho-Social Motivations of Militant Jihadi Terrorists, Mass Hostage-Takers, Suicide Bombers and “Martyrs” This is an account, spanning over a decade, of traveling through the West Bank and Gaza, into the U.S. Department of Defense prisons in Camp Bucca and Camp Victory, down the alleyways of the Casablanca slums, inside Chechnya, […]

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