Related Sector: Expert Witness, Witness Familiarisation

Mark Solon, Founder of Bond Solon, interviewed Dr Itiel Dror, Principal Consultant for Cognitive Consultants International Ltd, on the myth of expert witnesses on objectivity.

“Experts are supposed to be impartial and experts believe they are impartial and objective. However, in reality, experts are far from being impartial and far from being objective” said Dr Dror.

The question now is: How can we reduce cognitive bias in expert witness work?

Watch the full interview with Mark Solon and Dr Itiel Dror to find out more about cognitive bias and its impact on expert witnesses.


Cognitive Consultants International (CCI_HQ)

Dror, I. E. (2013). The ambition to be scientific: Human expert performance and objectivity. Science and Justice, 53 (2), 81-82.

Dror, I.E. (2016). A Hierarchy of Expert Performance. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5 (2), 121-127

Dror, I.E., Morgan, R.M., Rando, C., & Nakhaeizadeh, S. (2017). The Bias Snowball and the Bias Cascade Effects: Two Distinct Biases that May Impact Forensic Decision Making. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

This article was published on 28 September 2016.

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