Attorneys’ Knowledge And Beliefs About Expert Credibility, Scientific Evidence, and Expert Error

Defense attorneys sometimes face the daunting task of deciding what type of expert to employ. NADCL members participated in a study that answered three questions. How knowledgeable are attorneys about empirically supported indicators of perceived expert credibility? Do attorneys prefer forensic or social scientific evidence? What do attorneys believe concerning the frequency and nature of errors made by their experts compared to errors made by other attorneys’ experts?