VoireDire - 1 2 Part 1 Questions to answer Define Voir Dire...

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Part 1: Questions to answer: 1 Define “Voir Dire”: “Voir Dire means a preliminary examination of a witness or a jury by a judge or counsel.” 2 How does this term apply to forensic science or a forensic expert’s testimony? This term applies to forensic scientist expertise because judges and lawyers lack that knowledge of a specific area that case or field may be in. Judges do not know the fields to be able to argue and defend someone to decide what is admissible in the court room or what is. Where as a expert in that field does. 3 You are a prosecutor and have called a forensic scientist to testify to his/her opinion in the analysis that he/she performed. However, prior to giving the opinion, the expert needs to be able to answer a series of questions to show that he/she is qualified to provide an opinion. Part 2: Voir Dire Questions Please develop five (5) questions that the prosecutor should ask this witness to assist the judge and jury in relaying that this person is an expert in his/her field. I

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