n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - The importance of developing expert witnesses within the SAPS

Volume 108, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


Being an expert witness is different from being a coincidental witness. When it is delivered well, an expert's testimony in court can add significant value to the outcome of a case. However, if it is poorly compiled or superficially presented without a sound framework and information to back up the expert's interpretation of the facts, it is likely to undermine the State's case.

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