The Science of Expertise

Presented by Dr Kristy Martire, cognitive scientists have been researching the attainment and development of expertise for decades. However, legal and scientific understandings of ‘expert’ performance do not closely align. Where legal conceptualisations give priority to years of experience, reputation and qualification, cognitive scientists value demonstrations of superior performance. The disconnect between legal and scientific definitions of expertise will be explored in the context of forensic science expert evidence.
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