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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Science and Technology in the Eye of the Law

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ISBN13: 9780854035427
ISBN: 0854035427
Published: October 2000
Publisher: The Royal Society
Format: Paperback
Price: £12.50

Scientists and engineers serving as expert witnesses can provide objective accounts of scientific issues, yet judgements can run counter to impartial evidence. This work explores the presentation of scientific evidence and ways in which it can be improved and made more effective.

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Expert witnesses - deputy sheriffs or hired guns?, Francis McWilliams; the role of the expert in court - master or servant?, Gary Hickinbottom; the role of the expert at public enquiries, Charles Mynors; arbitration and adjudication - exess of expertise?, John Uff; understanding scientific and technical evidence - the view of the scientist, Janet Thompson; expertise and credibility, Norman D. Haste; the expert witness beyond English practice, The Hon Lord Devaird; the US experience with court-appointed scientific experts, Albert H. Teich and Deborah C. Runkle; scientist in the French judicial process, Jean-Jaques Duby.