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The readability of expert reports for non-scientists: Can the reports of your laboratory be made more reader-friendly for the police, lawyers, and judges who use them?

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Howes, LM, The readability of expert reports for non-scientists: Can the reports of your laboratory be made more reader-friendly for the police, lawyers, and judges who use them?, 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, 31 August-4 September 2014, Adelaide (2014) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

This presentation outlines the results of three studies about written reports. In both adversarial and inquisitorial legal systems, scientistsí findings and expert opinions are formally communicated via written reports. Yet with the exception of a recommendation in the 2009 NAS Report, to develop report templates and standardise the terminology used within reports, written reports have received limited attention.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:forensic science, readability, expert reports
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Criminal Justice
Author:Howes, LM (Dr Loene Howes)
ID Code:105197
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-12-14
Last Modified:2015-12-21
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