Applying Statistics in the Courtroom: A New Approach for Attorneys and Expert Witnesses
This publication is directed at both attorneys and statisticians to ensure they will work together successfully on the application of statistics in the law. Attorneys will learn how best to utilize the statistician's talents, while gaining an enriched understanding of the law relevant to audits, jury selection, discrimination, environmental hazards, evidence, and torts as it relates to statistical issues. Statisticians will learn that the law is what judges say it is and to frame their arguments accordingly. This book will increase the effectiveness of both parties in presenting and attacking statistical arguments in the courtroom. Topics covered include sample and survey methods, probability, testing hypotheses, and multiple regression.
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Chapter 3 Sample and Survey Methodology
Chapter 4 Presenting Your Case
Chapter 5 Probability Concepts
Chapter 6 Criminal Law
Chapter 7 Civil Law
Chapter 10 Methods of Analysis
Chapter 11 Correlation
Chapter 12 Multiple Regression
Applying Statistics in the Courtroom
Chapter 13 Preventive Statistics
Chapter 14 What Every Statistician Should Know about Courtroom Procedure
Chapter 15 Making Effective Use of Statistics and Statisticians
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Page 13 - Statistics showing racial or ethnic imbalance are probative in a case such as this one only because such imbalance is often a telltale sign of purposeful discrimination; absent explanation, it is ordinarily to be expected that nondiscriminatory hiring practices will in time result in a work force more or less representative of the racial and ethnic composition of the population in the community from which employees are hired.