No Error In Allowing Social Worker Testimony On Child Abusive Behavior, Panel Says

(December 11, 2015, 1:48 PM EST) -- MADISON, Wis. — A trial judge properly considered other indicia of reliability in permitting expert testimony from a social worker who had extensive experience with child sexual assault victims and the behaviors exhibited by such victims, a Wisconsin appeals panel affirmed Dec. 9 (State of Wisconsin v. Larry J. Smith, No. 2014AP2653, Wis. App., Dist. 2; 2015 Wisc. App. LEXIS 856).

(Decision available. Document #30-160115-002Z.)

Larry Smith was convicted by a jury of two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child and one count of...
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