Applying Statistics in the Courtroom: A New Approach for Attorneys and Expert Witnesses

1st Edition

Philip Good

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published July 11, 2001
Reference - 296 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584882718 - CAT# C2719

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Summary

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.