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dc.contributor.authorWells, Helene Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-24T04:55:31Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T01:14:47Z
dc.date.available2014-10-24T04:55:31Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T01:14:47Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-1687en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1375/pplt.2004.11.1.167en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63953
dc.description.abstractAutomatism is a defence in criminal violence that raises some critical issues about the role of the expert witness in the determination of guilt and innocence. The recent Australian case of R V Leonboyer illustrates some of these issues including psychiatrists and psychologists going beyond their area of expertise, establishing reasonable doubt on the basis of possibilities rather than probabilities and failing to differentiate between automatic behaviour and its causes. Though there may be a necessity to utilise the experience of psychologists and psychiatrists to explain the complex issues arising from the defence of automatism, there are particular problems in using such expert witnesses in this under-researched and complex area.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom167en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto173en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCourts and Sentencingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160203en_US
dc.titleR v Leonboyer: The Role of Expert Witnesses in Psychological Blow Automatism Casesen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionJournal Articles (Refereed Article)en_US
dc.type.codec1xen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWells, Helene A.


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