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Evaluating Scientific Evidence free pdf Scientific evidence is crucial in a burgeoning number of litigated cases, legislative enactments, regulatory decisions, and scholarly arguments. Evaluating Scientific Evidence explores the question of what counts as scientific knowledge, a question that has become a focus of heated courtroom and scholarly debate, not only in the United States, but in other common law countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Controversies are rife over what is permissible use of genetic information, whether chemical exposure causes disease, whether future dangerousness of violent or sexual offenders can be predicted, whether such time-honored methods of criminal identification (such as microscopic hair analysis, for example) have any better foundation than ancient divination rituals, among other important topics. This book examines the process of evaluating scientific evidence in both civil and criminal contexts, and explains how decisions by nonscientists that embody scientific knowledge can be improved.

About Erica Beecher-Monas

Erica Beecher-Monas teaches at Wayne State University Law School. She received her MS from the University of Miami School of Medicine and J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, and earned an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to entering academia, she clerked for the Honorable William M. Hoeveler, United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of Florida, and was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York. She writes in the areas of judgment and decisionmaking, with applications to scientific evidence and corporate governance, and has been published in numerous law reviews.

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Author : Erica Beecher-Monas
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 20 November 2006
ISBN : 0521859271
EAN : 9780521859271
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 270 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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