How competent are expert witnesses?

According to a Channel 4 News investigation around 20% of psychologists acting as expert witnesses for the family courts are not qualified.  The findings are based on research for the Family Justice Council (FJC)  led by Professor Jane Ireland, a forensic psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire.  A video clip can be viewed at http://www.channel4.com/news/how-competent-are-expert-witnesses.

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