Domestic Violence Expert Witnesses

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Domestic violence expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including family law, criminal justice, social work, psychology, and psychiatry. Some of the most common domestic violence expert witness specialties also include child abuse, sexual assault, trauma counseling, substance abuse, and mental health. They can opine on the effects of physical and emotional abuse, restraining orders, child custody disputes, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the impact of domestic violence on children.

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Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Threat Assessment Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

E-673754

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Threat Assessment Expert Witness | California

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California

This highly-qualified expert has twenty years of experience specializing in law enforcement investigations with particular expertise in sexual assault, threat assessment, and management. She is certified in forensic sciences, as a defensive tactic and use of force instructor, and as a threat assessment professional. This expert is active in her field with memberships to the Association of Threat...

Clinical and Forensic Psychology Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

E-183510

Clinical and Forensic Psychology Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert is currently a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at a Private Psychology Practice. This expert specializes in all aspects of child custody, including child custody evaluations, parenting plans, parental alienation, mediation, reunification therapy, and domestic violence. She has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, as well as working with...

Domestic Violence Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a domestic violence expert witness in court proceedings?

A domestic violence expert witness provides specialized knowledge to help the court understand complex issues related to domestic abuse, such as patterns of behavior, victim responses, and potential impacts.

What types of cases can a domestic violence expert witness contribute to?

These experts can contribute to criminal cases involving assault or harassment, family law cases like custody disputes, and civil suits for emotional distress or personal injury.

Are there subspecialties within the field of domestic violence expertise?

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas like child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, psychological effects of abuse, or the intersection of substance abuse and domestic violence.

How can a domestic violence expert witness assist in cases involving child custody disputes?

They can provide insight into how exposure to domestic violence affects children, assess the safety risk posed by an abusive parent, and evaluate the capacity of each parent to provide a safe environment.

Why might a defense attorney engage a domestic violence expert witness?

A defense attorney might engage an expert to challenge allegations of abuse, question the credibility of accusers, or explain mitigating factors like self-defense or mental health issues.

How does Expert Institute select its Domestic Violence expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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