Over the past twenty years, the international criminal tribunals have increasingly relied upon expert testimony describing the intergenerational and cultural effects of mass trauma events in their decisions. The admission of such broad, generalized expert testimony is facilitated by permissive rules of evidence and the broad and complex scope of international criminal litigation. To date, few litigators have attempted to present American courts with similar expert testimony. This article explores the admissibility and uses of this kind of evidence in American legal forums and provides a how-to guide for practitioners hoping to use similar testimony to build their cases.
"The Horror in Our Heads: Cultural Trauma Expert Testimony in U.S. Courts,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 52:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol52/iss1/3