Law and science are pervasive in society, and we depend upon their fruitful collaboration to promote stability and progress. The substance and procedures of law guide our judicial, legislative, and administrative systems. Science and technology stimulate our imagination and contribute to the production and distribution of virtually all goods and services. The need for scientists and lawyers to understand the strengths and limitations of each other's profession has never been more apparent.
Table of Contents
Preface -- 1. Law and Science: A Dialogue on Understanding, Howard T. Markey -- 2. Science, Technology, and the Limits of Judicial Competence /Sheila Jasanoff and Dorothy Nelkin -- 3. Regulation of Technological Activities: A New Approach /Simon Ramo -- 4. Risk and Benefit in Environmental Law /Paoli F. Ricci and Lawrence S. Molton -- 5. Uses and Abuses of Forensic Science /John I. Thornton -- 6. Technology, Enterprise, and American Economic Growth /Jordan D. Lewis -- 7. Patent Law for Programmed Computers and Programmed Life Forms /James A. Sprowl and James J. Myrick -- 8. The Limitations of Technology Assessment /Harold P. Green -- 9. Education in Science, Law, and Engineering J. D. Nyhart and Thomas F. Jones -- List of Contributors -- Index.
William A. (Tom) Thomas, a former research ecologist, is a research attorney at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. He participates in a variety of activities designed to promote more effective cooperation between science and law.