Jails or prisons are important instruments for justice and legal system; they must adhere to a set of rules and regulations. Violation of jail procedures can lead to grounds for potential lawsuits. Jails expert witnesses have experience with the jail procedures of correctional facilities, as an expert opinion on the criminal justice system may be beneficial in reaching a successful outcome to a court case.
As with any discipline related to the care of prisoners, police risk management, patrol procedures and tactics, and emergency preparedness are all essential aspects of police training. Jails expert witnesses may be called upon to offer an expert opinion on whether the threat assessment of an inmate disturbance, such as a jail riot, received the proper amount of force.
Jails expert witnesses may come from backgrounds specializing in jail facilities, criminal justice and jail operations, healthcare, prison design, clinical and forensic psychology, clinical social work, criminology, gangs, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and rehabilitation psychology. Each of these areas may be relevant to jail-related court cases, whether it is an issue with the inmates, police procedures, or the structure of the jail itself. Court cases involving jails often focus on possible negligence regarding inmates in need of healthcare, which would require the expertise of a jails expert witness with a background in the medical field.
For more than twenty years, ForensisGroup has worked at providing attorneys with the nation’s best experts. Contact us today or submit an expert request form for further information on hiring a credible jails expert witness for your case.