11 February, 2019.
13 February, 2019.
Forensic Accountants and Investigators are often saddled with the task of presenting their professional reports in open courts in such a manner as to lead the court to the truth. .This is a herculean task! Therefore the training will give insights into several areas of forensic evidence in light of evolving standards in science, in the content and the application of the rules of evidence, and in the working of the judicial system for a comprehensive understanding of the use of forensic evidence in litigation, procedures and adjudication.
Key learning outcomes of the Course include:
- Improve delegates’ proficiency in evidence matters and understanding of how to use forensic science in the courtroom
- In-depth examination of the use of scientific methods in forensic evidence, their methodologies, forms of validity, reliability testing and application of the Daubert standard
- Examine the distinctions between the presentation of forensic evidence in civil court versus criminal court
- Present advice for dealing with forensic/scientific experts including questioning an expert witness, opinions the expert can give, and an understanding of how different expert opinions can affect the trial result
- Insights into the characterization and presentation of forensic evidence in a courtroom
- Use of case studies about actual trials to illustrate the recent trends in the use of forensic evidence in trials
- Forensic Evidence and Expert Testimony
- The Scientific Method and Forensic Evidence
- Introducing Forensic Evidence in Court by Expert Testimony
- Types of Expert Witness Opinions
- Trial Objections and Appeal Issues regarding Forensic Evidence
- How the Court System Affects the Use of Forensic Evidence
- Forensic Evidence, Expert Testimony, and the Legal Rules
- Definitions of Forensic Evidence
- Assuring Forensic Evidence is Scientifically Reliable
- Forensic Evidence introduced and explained by Expert Witnesses
- How Forensic Evidence is Processed
- Chain of Control
- Types of Expert Opinions
- Case Study