Expert Witnesses, Judges and Potential Experts

Part 1

Assume you are the judge in a homicide case and the defense wants to use a profiler to testify as an expert witness at trial. What questions might you ask the expert to make your decision? Explain why you chose those questions and what sort of answers will allow the expert and what sort will disallow the expert?

Part 2

How might the testimonies of a lay witness and an expert witness differ? What are some of the issues involved in deciding whether a person is an expert for purposes of testimony? Support your answer