Forensic Engineering Practice In New Zealand


  • Stephen C. Jenkins



It is interesting to read of the controversy arising from the Quayle Report in the United States, and the proposals to limit or restrict the activities of expert witnesses and particularly forensic engineers. This move appears to mirror moves in the New Zealand court system, although these moves are being approached from a completely different view point and arise from a completely different legal environment. Forensic engineering h New Zealand is a much smaller field than in the United States. For many years New Zealand has restricted the right of individuals to sue for matters born accident and injury, and has instead operated a central, tax-funded, no-fault insurance plan. The structure of the Plan is currently under review, but it is likely that the right to sue will still be restricted.



How to Cite

Jenkins, Stephen C. 1992. “Forensic Engineering Practice In New Zealand”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 9 (1).