Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Expert testimony on the methods of drug dealers

Blog 702 has this post on the Fourth Circuit's ruling in the case of U.S. v. Gwynn, a per curiam decision for the panel of Judges Wilkinson, Traxler, and Gregory, in which the Court upheld the admissibility of "expert" testimony about the methods of drug dealers, noting that "[i]n the context of drug cases, this court repeatedly has upheld the admission of expert testimony of law enforcement officers, especially about the methods of drug dealers."

I'm wondering just what the expert says in those cases - "I know drug dealers, and the defendant acts just like one"?

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