Notes on the psychologist expert witness
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- Hastie, R. Law Hum Behav (1986) 10: 79. doi:10.1007/BF01044559
The psychologist who takes the witness stand to testify concerning the reliability of an eyewitness's testimony should assume the role of a watchdog, not a lapdog for the prosecution or an attack dog for the defense. The watchdog role is illustrated by a discussion of the decisions made by the author before accepting an invitation to testify as an expert.