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Scientific and Expert Evidence

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Edition: 2nd ed., 2011
Author(s): Conley, Moriarty


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Scientific and Expert Evidence teaches readers to become sophisticated consumers of expert evidence through a comprehensive treatment of the law and science relating to scientific and expert evidence. Using representative cases, scientific readings at an appropriate level of difficulty, and their own introductions and explanatory notes, the authors present complex issues clearly and concisely.

Among the many features of this unique casebook:

Comprehensive coverage includes forensics, medical causation, statistics, and economic expert evidence;
Complex issues are made readily accessible the authors begin by exploring scientific background and move on to case examples accompanied by explanatory comments and questions;
Technical topics, such as statistics and DNA, are explained with accessible, appropriate-level language, without sacrificing sophisticated treatment of the issues;
Cases, rules, and commentary are presented in the context of scientific knowledge so that students develop a solid grounding in the methods and procedures of science and technology;
The different goals and methods of law and science are clearly explained, allowing readers to discern when and how these differences can be harmonized;
Readers are taught to become sophisticated consumers of expert evidence, capable of skeptical analysis of opposition claims and critical thought about theoretical problems of expert testimony.

Table of contents includes:

Introduction to Science and the Legal Process;
Expert Evidence: Rules and Cases;
Statistical Inference;
DNA Evidence;
Expert Testimony about Behavioral Science;
Forensic Science;
Medical Causation;
Economic Analysis of Liability and Damages;
Expert Testimony about Memory and Truth;
Accident and Crime Scene Reconstruction;
Ethics, Discovery, and Structural Change.


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Format Hardcover
Author Conley, Moriarty
ISBN 9780735594463
Edition 2nd ed., 2011
Publisher Aspen Publishing