Sherlock Holmes: Expert Witness

Canon Law: Lawyers, Law and the Sherlockian Canon, edited & introduced by William A. Walsh, BSI, and Donny Zaldin, BSI (BSI Press 2018)

9 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2019

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Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This paper explains the treatment of expert witnesses in late-Victorian English courtrooms, using a scenario drawn from a Sherlock Holmes story -- “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” -- and a prosecution for murder.

Keywords: assizes, coroner, grand jury, inquisition, indictment, warrant, summons, deposition, qualification, cross-examination, Conan Doyle, peculiar skill, James Fitzjames Stephen

Suggested Citation

Davies, Ross E., Sherlock Holmes: Expert Witness (2018). Canon Law: Lawyers, Law and the Sherlockian Canon, edited & introduced by William A. Walsh, BSI, and Donny Zaldin, BSI (BSI Press 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3356162 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3356162

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