Slipping the Surly Bonds of the Medical/Rehabilitation Model In Expert Witness Testimony

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2004
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Murphy, Patricia A.
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
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This essay asserts that the new academic discipline of disability studies challenges the medical/rehabilitation models of disability and that this challenge has an impact on expert witness testimony. This assertion is based on the author’s experience in a civil sexual assault trial involving a male resident of a group home facility assaulted by another male resident of the group home. The author was surprised to find that her status as a visiting professor in the new academic discipline of disability studies trumped the testimony of the clinical expert witnesses, including a licensed psychologist, a behavioral specialist, and a case manager.
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expert witness, sexual assault, medical model
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Murphy, P. A. (2004). Slipping the Surly Bonds of the Medical/Rehabilitation Model In Expert Witness Testimony. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 1(1).
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