All Australian jurisdictions regulate the admission of expert opinion evidence. The rules focus on ‘specialised knowledge’, the existence of a ‘field’, and ‘training, study or experience’. They purport to regulate oral testimony but also the expert reports prepared in advance of potential proceedings, which often shape the way charge decisions are made, pleas are negotiated, and cases are settled, prosecuted, defended and occasionally appealed.
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(2017) 40(2) UNSWLJ 590: https://doi.org/10.53637/IPWZ9949