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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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Science in Court

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Edited by: Michael Freeman, Helen Reece

ISBN13: 9781840140392
ISBN: 1840140399
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £35.00
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This text examines law and science. Law has always sought the assistance of scientists. If there is an upsurge in environmental and medical litigation - though changes to the legal aid system may frustrate this - there will be many opportunities to test the value of scientific testimony in court. It covers topics such as: the use of science in law; the lack of awareness of the way scientific knowledge develops; the ways to improve the scientific information available to courts; what thought needs to be given to techniques and processes, the ways such evidence is tested and admitted and to its probative value.

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Subjects:
Evidence
Contents:
Law and science: science and law, Michael Freeman
a just measure of science, David Nelken
codes of practice: communicating between science and law, Chris Willlmore
Bayesianism and proof, Mike Redmayne
expert games in silicone gel breast implant litigation, Sheila Jasanoff
DNA evidence in the courtroom: a social-psychological perspective, Jason Schklar
the social production of rape trauma syndrome as science and as evidence, Shirley A. Dobbin and Sophia I. Gatowski
the application of patent law principles to scientific developments: the problem within biotechnology, Margaret Llewelyn
using law to define uncertain science in environmental policy, Lynda M. Warren
some challenghes for science in the environmental regulation of industry, Patricia Park.