Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the reader to the court system.
  • Describe the judicial process.
  • Define and describe what is meant by expert testimony.
  • Discuss the legal standards for the admission of scientific evidence in the courtroom.
  • Provide a brief overview of forensic risk assessment.
  • Describe and discuss the duty to warn and duty to protect.
  • Discuss confidentiality and ultimate issue testimony as they relate to expert witnesses.