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978-0-7798-8104-8
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Approximately 140 pages
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Carswell

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Mack's Expert Evidence Compendium - 2018 Edition
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Description

Expert evidence law has seen significant development in recent years. There is an increasing trend to have expert evidence tendered in court and the courts are being called upon with more frequency to rule on admissibility and probative value of such evidence. Equally important, the number of experts in this field is limited and access to commentary about those experts can be a valuable tool to assist counsel in trial preparation.

Mack’s Expert Evidence Compendium - 2018 Edition is comprised of case digests summarizing, reviewing and commenting on cases that consider expert evidence organized under specific topical areas. With the principles that govern admissibility of expert evidence in mind, this Compendium reviews areas of expert opinion evidence that have been advanced and the parameters and probative value of that evidence. The Compendium is an easily accessible and practical resource that will assist the practitioner in the identification of legal issues relating to expert evidence, the areas of expertise needed in a case and the experts qualified in the applicable field.

New in this edition

  • New expert evidence rulings from across the country including decisions from Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • New sections reviewing expert evidence in the areas of "proceeds of crime and money laundering; nutrition; environmental science; footwear impressions; toolmarks; and video analysis"
  • Numerous Court of Appeal rulings on topical and complex areas of expert evidence including pathology and pediatric medicine as well as cases involving competing experts
     
About the Author

Dallas Mack, B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B., is an Assistant Crown Attorney in Ottawa where he prosecutes criminal matters in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice and has conducted appeals at the summary conviction appeal level and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Dallas lectures regularly on topics including search and seizure, alcohol and drug impaired driving and expert evidence in the courtroom for police services and fellow Crown Attorneys; he also acted as an adjunct professor for several years at the University of Ottawa, teaching forensic science and the law. He is the recipient of the Nelligan O’Brien Payne Award (highest standing in trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa), an Excelsior Award (from the Ministry of the Attorney General), the Prosecutor of the Year Award (from the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators) and the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner’s Commendation for “Outstanding Investigation”. He is also the author Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin, published on WestlawNext Canada – Criminal Source, Mack’s Criminal Law Trial Book, published by Thomson Reuters and a regular blogger on his award winning blog, mackscriminallaw.com.

Louise Tansey, B.A., LL.B., LL.L., is an Assistant Crown Attorney in Ottawa where she prosecutes criminal matters in both official languages. While completing her degree in civil law Louise worked at the Aboriginal and Circumpolar Affairs directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (as it then was) where she conducted research and drafted materials for Government of Canada publications.
Louise has lectured and assisted in the publication of articles and texts in the fields of environmental law and Aboriginal Peoples and the law. She co-authored the paper “Non-Familial Child Sexual Abuse: Sentencing Trends in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec 1968-2008 while working as a research assistant to the Cornwall Public Inquiry.  Louise is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa where she teaches courses in criminal law and procedure and forensic science and the law.