Running head: SCIENTIFIC WRITING ASSIGNMENTScientific Writing AssignmentInstitutional AffiliationDate1SCIENTIFIC WRITING ASSIGNMENT2IntroductionWitness testimonies are integral parts of court proceedings in most legal systems,especially those using common laws. Countries, however, have different processes concerningwitness testimony processes that dictate their success in pursuing justice and fairness. In thisdiscussion, Australian, American and British procedures are compared to discover whether theAustralian process of handling witness testimonies has flaws that the United Kingdom and theUnited States processes do not have.Australian processThe Australian witness testimony presentation process is one known to have some issues.Expert opinions, especially those supposedly offering scientific evidence, for instance, are notyet maturely understood in some cases. They have been identified in many situations, such as thecases of Edward Splatt and McGee to have the ability "to override the normal fact-findingprocess of the jury" and judges (Moles, 2007). Another witness-related issue that has beenobserved as causing miscarriages of justice in Australian courts is the lack of disclosure of expertwitnesses by the defense as a requirement before prosecution has closed its case. Thejustification for this springs from the fact that defense is not involved in the process of acquiringevidence against the accused and therefore are not obliged to inform expert ...
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