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Equivocal Rulings on Expert Psychological and Psychiatric Evidence: Turning a muddle into a nonsense

By R.D. Mackay and Andrew M. Colman


This is the author's draft of an article published in Criminal Law Review by Sweet & Maxwell www.sweetandmaxwell.co.ukThis article expands on a previous critical examination of the rule established in R. v. Turner and discusses more recent decisions regarding the admissibility of expert psychiatric and psychological evidence

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/533

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