Digital Collection Update: Emond’s and Irwin Law.

A new helpful text on expert evidence has been added to Emond’s Criminal Law Series and is available online in the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal.

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence

by Eric V. Gottardi, Jennifer A. MacLellan, Michael Lacy, Robin Flumerfelt

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence is an essential guide for legal practitioners and expert witnesses participating in a criminal trial. Applicable to Crown, defence counsel, and the judiciary, this handbook uses clear and concise language to address all aspects of expert witness testimony from start to finish.

Authored by a respected team of cross-national legal experts, Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence integrates varied perspectives to achieve a balanced, engaging, and comprehensive approach unmatched by any other resource. It maintains a practical focus while weaving strategic guidance with an analysis of case law and the relevant provisions of the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act.

Ranging from psychiatry to forensics and from pathology to technology, this resource will prepare legal practitioners for the procedural, tactical, and strategic elements of qualifying and challenging expert witnesses in criminal cases.

This text is Volume 15 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

vLex (Irwin Law)

Also available online, are these new titles from vLex’s Irwin Law Collection.

Fertility: 40 Years of Change 
By Maureen A. McTeer

“…Maureen McTeer explores key medical, research, and legal developments in assisted human reproduction since the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978. With keen insight, she analyses how Canada has responded to the many legal and societal opportunities this foundational reproductive technology has created…”

Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law – 2nd ed. 
By Christopher Waters

“Christopher Waters, a law professor and cycling advocate, provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian law on bicycles. The book covers rules of the road, purchasing and using bikes, what to do in the case of a crash or a stolen bike, starting up your own cycling club, racing your bike, and much more.”

Child Victims in Canada’s Justice System By Loree Armstrong Beniuk

” a thoroughly researched resource that will be useful for anyone working with or establishing public policy with respect to children who have experienced sexual abuse.”

Canadian Policing. Why and How It Must Change By Kent Roach

“a comprehensive and critical examination of Canadian policing from its colonial origins to its response to the February 2022 blockades and occupations.
 …offers concrete proposals for reforms to the RCMP, use of force policies, better community safety plans, and more democratic policing.”