Question 35

Explore court standards, rules, and regulations and the differences among them for selecting and approving professional witnesses and determining admissibility of expert testimony. Use resources from professional literature and conduct research to support your responses. Professional literature may include relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, and .gov).

Write a 3- to 4-page paper, including the following:

· What standards are used by courts to determine who is an expert witness?

· What standards are used by courts to determine the admissibility of expert testimony?

· What are the differences between standards for sentencing, commitment, and competencies in civil and criminal courts?

  

Assignment Criteria

Identified and described the   standards used by courts to determine who is an expert witness.

 

Identified and described the   standards used by courts to determine the admissibility of expert testimony.

 

Identified and described the   differences between standards for sentencing, commitment, and competencies in   civil and criminal courts.

 

Provided examples and references.

 

Wrote in a clear, concise, and   organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation   and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and   punctuation.

Use APA format with 3 references.

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