Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Statistics for Lawyers

Autoren: Finkelstein, Michael O., Levin, Bruce

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  • Introduces legal professionals to probability and statistics
  • Includes numerous cases and case studies
  • Readers can practice math skills by following the calculations provided
  • This second edition includes new problems reflecting current developments
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Statistics for Lawyers is designed to introduce law students, law teachers, practitioners, and judges to the basic ideas of mathematical probability and statistics as they have been applied in the law. The book consists of sections of exposition followed by real-world cases and case studies in which statistical data have played a role. The reader is asked to apply the theory to the facts, to calculate results (a hand calculator is sufficient), and to explore legal issues raised by quantitative findings. The authors'calculations and comments are given in the back of the book. The cases and case studies reflect a broad variety of legal subjects, including antidiscrimination, mass torts, taxation, school finance, identification evidence, preventive detention, handwriting disputes, voting, environmental protection, antitrust, and the death penalty. The first edition of Statistics for Lawyers, which appeared in 1990, has been used in law, statistics, and social science courses. In 1991 it was selected by the University of Michigan Law Review as one of the important law books of the year. This second edition includes many new problems reflecting current developments in the law, including a new chapter on epidemiology.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"The dangers of misusing statistics are illustrated by the case of People vs. Collins, in which the product of the probabilities of several characteristics described by eyewitnesses … was presented as convincing evidence against the defendant. This book analyses this and numerous other interesting examples to show the relevance of statistics to forensic science, medicine, commerce and the law. Each of the statistical concepts and procedures is presented with examples that include exercises based on actual data. … The book is quite readable." (Dr. Henry Roberts, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 35, 2003)

"This is the first book on statistics for lawyers that has come out in a second edition. … The most impressive change in the book can be attributed to the publisher, who has included the book in its relatively new series on Statistics for Science and Public Policy. First published as an inexpensive softcover edition, the book is now a beautiful hardcover volume … . this book continues to be a wonderful resource for the use of statistics in the courts." (Technometrics, Vol. 44 (2), 2002)

"This book is designed to introduce law students, law teachers, practitioners, and judges to the basic ideas of mathematical probability and statistics as they are applied in the law. … The cases and case studies reflect a broad variety of legal subjects, including antidiscrimination, mass torts, taxation, school finance, identification evidence … and the death penalty. … Significant new developments, reflected in this edition, include, for example, DNA evidence, epidemiologic studies in toxic substance litigation, statistical models for adjusting census counts, and vote-dilution cases." (Edward M. Psyadlo, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 983, 2002)


Inhaltsverzeichnis (14 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (14 Kapitel)

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  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Softcover 80,24 €
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Statistics for Lawyers
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright
2001
Verlag
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21602-7
DOI
10.1007/b97319
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2861-0
Buchreihen ISSN
2199-7357
Auflage
2
Seitenzahl
XXX, 618
Zusätzliche Informationen
Originally published in the series: Springer Texts Statistics
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