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Current Legal Issues Volume 1: Law and Science

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Edited by: Michael Freeman

ISBN13: 9780198267942
ISBN: 0198267940
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.00



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This is the first volume of an exciting new series, Current Legal Issues, which will be published each spring as a sister volume to Current Legal Problems. The basis for each interdisciplinary volume will be a two-day colloquium held each year by the Faculty of Laws at University College London. This first volume explores the interrelationship of law and science. Future volumes will examine themes such as law and literature, law and medicine, law and religion, etc.

This book, the first volume of Current Legal Issues, explores the relationship of law and science, with a particular focus on the role of science as evidence. Scientific evidence impinges on a wide range of legal issues, including, for example, risk assessment in mental health and child abuse, criminal investigations, chemical and medical products, mass tort cases and the attribution of paternity. Science promises to reduce (or even eliminate) uncertainty; how should lawyers respond to such ambitious claims? As the civil justice process undergoes a major overhaul, this diverse and stimulating collection of essays provides a timely and thought-provoking reassessment of the relationship between law and science in general and the uses and value of scientific evidence in particular.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Cognitive science, legal theory and the possibility of an observation/theory distinction in morality and law; Science, reason, and tort law: looking for the reasonable person; The role of scientific evidence in the assessment of causation in medicinal product liability litigation: a probabilistic and economic analysis; Pedro Juan Cubillo v Commonwealth of Australia (1995): right result, wrong method; The BSE crisis: a study of the precautionary principle and the politics of science in law; A new criterion for the admissibility of scientific evidence? The metamorphosis of helpfulness; Reflections on expert evidence in Canadian criminal proceedings: more lessons from North America; The risks and dangers of experts in court; Laws truth, lay truth and medical science: three case studies; Brainwashing evidence in the light of Daubert: science and unpopular religions; What lawyers need to know about science

Series: Current Legal Issues

Current Legal Issues Volume 16: Law and Global Health ISBN 9780199688999
Published May 2014
Oxford University Press
£90.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 16: Law and Global Health (eBook) ISBN 9780191003462
Published May 2014
Oxford University Press
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Current Legal Issues Volume 15: Law and Language ISBN 9780199673667
Published February 2013
Oxford University Press
£95.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 14: Law and Childhood Studies ISBN 9780199652501
Published March 2012
Oxford University Press
£100.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 14: Law and Childhood Studies (eBook) ISBN 9780191639524
Published March 2012
Oxford University Press
£83.33 + £16.67 VAT
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Current Legal Issues Volume 13: Law and Neuroscience ISBN 9780199599844
Published February 2011
Oxford University Press
£89.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 12: Law and Anthropology ISBN 9780199580910
Published November 2009
Oxford University Press
£110.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 11: Law and Bioethics ISBN 9780199545520
Published October 2008
Oxford University Press
£120.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 10: Law and Philosophy ISBN 9780199237159
Published November 2007
Oxford University Press
£100.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 9: Law and Psychology ISBN 9780199211395
Published November 2006
Oxford University Press
£140.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 6: Law and History ISBN 9780199264148
Published May 2006
Oxford University Press
£105.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 6: Law and Sociology ISBN 9780199282548
Published March 2006
Oxford University Press
£120.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 5: Law and Geography ISBN 9780199260744
Published March 2005
Oxford University Press
£105.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 7: Law and Popular Culture ISBN 9780199272235
Published March 2005
Oxford University Press
£125.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 4: Law and Religion ISBN 9780199246601
Published October 2001
Oxford University Press
£105.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 3: Law and Medicine ISBN 9780198299189
Published October 2000
Oxford University Press
£105.00
Current Legal Issues Volume 2: Law and Literature ISBN 9780198298137
Published May 1999
Oxford University Press
£105.00