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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Science in Court

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ISBN13: 9781840140514
ISBN: 1840140518
Published: September 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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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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.