State v. Robinson

In State v. Robinson, 146 Wis. 2d 315, 335, 431 N.W.2d 165 (1988), the expert witness provided general testimony regarding her observations of the complainant and the post-assaultive behavior of sexual assault victims. See Robinson, 146 Wis. 2d at 333. However, the expert witness did not draw inferences or comparisons between the general information being testified to and the behavior of the victims in that particular case. There, the court concluded that the expert's testimony was admissible because it "served a particularly useful role by disabusing the jury of some widely held misconceptions about sexual assault victims." Id. at 335.