1st Edition

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

By Philip Good Copyright 2001
    296 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    294 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    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.

    SAMPLES AND POPULATIONS: Representative Samples and Jury Selection. Sample and Survey Methodology. Presenting Your Case. PROBABILITY: Probability Concepts. Criminal Law. Civil Law. Environmental Hazards. HYPOTHESIS TESTING AND ESTIMATION: How large is large? Methods of Analysis. Correlation. Multivariate Regression. APPLYING STATISTICS IN THE COURTROOM: Preventive Statistics. The Trial Process for the Statistician. Making Effective Use of Statistics and Statisticians.


    Good, Philip