Everyone makes mistakes. Although errors are usually insignificant, they may have major consequences. Approximately 80% of accidents are due to human error. A person with much experience, i.e. an expert, makes fewer mistakes than others. However, even experts are not infallible. If an expert makes an error, he or she is more likely to be blamed and held liable for it. That may be deservedly so, because experts may fail despite their expertise. An expert should not be blamed if an error results from his or her experience, though. In fact, experts can make errors because of their expertise. Fortunately, judges are focussing more and more on the circumstances in which an error is being made. As a result, the justice system can become more fair and society more safe.
|Award date||23 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- justice system