Experts, science and the like

AuthorStephen Grant
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To say DNA evidence has been a game-changer, especially for the
wrongly accused, is to understate the case. Yet, all purported scientic
methods and methodologies aren’t necessarily the last word in evi-
dence, as we saw in the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology
in Ontario. And experts, now required to hew to a statutory duty to the court
of fairness and objectivity, still stray into advocacy from time to time. Our
distinguished retired jurist, three practitioners and a law school dean weigh
in on this aspect of advocacy. Who, I ask, doesn’t enjoy debunking expertise
where it proves to be awed and misleading? No advocate worth his or her
salt that I know.

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