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Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Statistical Science in the Courtroom

Editors: Gastwirth, Joseph L. (Ed.)

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Expert testimony relying on scientific and other specialized evidence has come under increased scrutiny by the legal system. A trilogy of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases has assigned judges the task of assessing the relevance and reliability of proposed expert testimony. In conjunction with the Federal judiciary, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has initiated a project to provide judges indicating a need with their own expert. This concern with the proper interpretation of scientific evidence, especially that of a probabilistic nature, has also occurred in England, Australia and in several European countries. Statistical Science in the Courtroom is a collection of articles written by statisticians and legal scholars who have been concerned with problems arising in the use of statistical evidence. A number of articles describe DNA evidence and the difficulties of properly calculating the probability that a random individual's profile would "match" that of the evidence as well as the proper way to intrepret the result. In addition to the technical issues, several authors tell about their experiences in court. A few have become disenchanted with their involvement and describe the events that led them to devote less time to this application. Other articles describe the role of statistical evidence in cases concerning discrimination against minorities, product liability, environmental regulation, the appropriateness and fairness of sentences and how being involved in legal statistics has raised interesting statistical problems requiring further research.

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"Any statistician and probably most lawyers can pick this book up and find it both enjoyable and valuable to read. It is certainly the best available tool to support either group in the effective use of expert witness testimony from statisticians in the courtroom."

 


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Interpretation of Evidence, and Sample Size Determination

    Aitken, C. G. G.

    Pages 1-24

  • Statistical Issues in the Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in Drug, Pornography, and Fraud Cases

    Izenman, Alan Julian

    Pages 25-50

  • Interpreting DNA Evidence: Can Probability Theory Help?

    Balding, David J.

    Pages 51-70

  • Statistics, Litigation, and Conduct Unbecoming

    Geisser, Seymour

    Pages 71-85

  • The Consequences of Defending DNA Statistics

    Weir, B. S.

    Pages 87-97

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4612-1216-4
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4612-7046-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Science in the Courtroom
Editors
  • Joseph L. Gastwirth
Series Title
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1216-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1216-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98997-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7046-1
Series ISSN
2199-7357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 443
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