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Statistical Science in the Courtroom

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1. Interpretation of Evidence, and Sample Size Determination.- 2. Statistical Issues in the Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in Drug, Pornography, and Fraud Cases.- 3. Interpreting DNA evidence: Can Probability Theory Help?.- 4.Statistics, Litigation, and Conduct Unbecoming.- 5. The Consequences of Defending DNA Statistics.- 6. DNA Statistics Under Trial in the Australian Adversarial System.- 7. A Likelihood Approach to DNA Evidence.- 8. The Choice of Hypotheses in the Evaluation of DNA Profile Evidence.- 9. On the Evolution of Analytical Proof, Statistics, and the Use of Experts in EEO Litigation.- 10. A Connecticut Jury Array Challenge.- 11. Issues arising in the Use of Statistical Evidence in Discrimination Cases.- 12. Statistical Consulting in the Legal Environment.- 13. Epidemiological Causation in the Legal Context: Substance and Procedures.- 14. Judicial Review of Statistical Analyses in Environmental Rulemakings.- 15. Statistical Testimony on Damages inMinnesota v. Tobacco Industry.- 16. Statistical Issues in the Estimation of the Causal Effects of Smoking Due to the Conduct of the Tobacco Industry.- 17. Forensic Statistics and Multiparty Bayesianism.- 18. Warranty Contracts and Equilibrium Probabilities.- 19 .Death and Deterrence: Notes on a Still Inchoate Judicial Inquiry.- 20. Introduction to Two Views on theShonubiCase.- 21. TheShonubiCase as an Example of the Legal System's Failure to Appreciate Statistical Evidence.- 22. Assessing the Statistical Evidence in theShonubicase.

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From the reviews: TECHNOMETRICS "Any statistician and probably most lawyers can pick this book up and find it both enjoyable and valuable to read. It is certainly the best available tool to support either group in the effective use of expert witness testimony from statisticians in the courtroom."

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