EXPERT TESTIMONY

It is highly unlikely that expert testimony will be permitted in sexual offence cases. Zoe is, afterall, not the 'true expert'. The 'victim' is; they were there, they know what happened and they now need a skilled and well trained interviewer and prosecution team to help them achieve best evidence. 

 

A generic statement is provided below, it explains human response to threat and impact on victim behaviours and recall. Zoe is more than happy for it to be used in the building of any case. 

 

Zoe provides training and consultation concerning how we might support Complainants, in Police interview, to describe in their own words how their thoughts, feelings and body sensations were impacted by the threat they were experiencing. 



 

Generic testimony

Below is a downloadable generic expert statement that Police Officers are welcome to utilise in case files.