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
Date Written: 2018
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
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