The Young grandfather : a new approach to the reliability of expert evidence in Scottish criminal cases or business as usual?

Nicolson, Donald and Wheate, Rhonda (2020) The Young grandfather : a new approach to the reliability of expert evidence in Scottish criminal cases or business as usual? Juridical Review, 2020 (3/4). pp. 111-152. ISSN 0022-6785

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    Abstract

    Evaluates whether Young (Thomas Ross) v HM Advocate (HCJ), which set out a five-stage test of "sufficient reliability" of expert evidence, provides an adequate means of ensuring the reliability of scientific evidence in Scottish criminal cases. Analyses the scope, application and meaning of each of the five elements of the sufficient reliability test. Compares the Scottish approach with that of other Anglo-American jurisdictions.