Science in the Law: Standards, Statistics and Research Issues
West Group, Jan 1, 2002 - Law - 397 pages
This book is a student edition spin-off from the popular Science Law. The authors introduce law students to the rigors and details underlying scientific expert testimony, offering an entry point to a host of scientific fields that are highly relevant to the law. The book is designed to acquaint law students with scientific fields that are crucial to practicing law. Subjects reviewed include admissibility of scientific evidence. ethical standards of, and those concerning expert witnesses, statistical proof, survey research, epidemiology, and toxicology.
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Table of Cases
Admissibility of Scientific Evidence
Preliminary Thoughts on a Functional Taxonomy
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admissibility American analysis applied assess association Bendectin cancer causation cause chemical coefficient conclusions conducted confidence interval confounding consider control group Corp correlation Daubert Daubert standard David dependability discussion disease district court drug effect epidemiological estimate evaluation example exclude expert testimony expert witnesses expertise exposure F.Supp fact factors Federal Rules field Forensic Science Frye gatekeeping inferences infra internal validity interview issue judges jurors jury Kaye knowledge Kumho Tire lawyers litigation measure Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals methodology methods null hypothesis observed opinion p-value particular pass rates plaintiffs plaintiffs expert polygraph population predicted proffered Psychology question random regression relationship relative risk relevant reliability require respondents role S.Ct scientific evidence scientists selection significant specific standard error statistical statistician supra note survey testify tion toxic tort toxicology trial court United validity variables