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Author Schneps, Leila, author

Title Math on trial : how numbers get used and abused in the courtroom / Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez

Added Title How numbers get used and abused in the courtroom
Publisher New York : Basic Books, 2013
 1st Floor Treatise  K212 .S36 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # K212 .S36 2013
Description xi, 256 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
Contents Math error number 1 : multiplying non-independent probabilities : the case of Sally Clark : motherhood under attack -- Math error number 2 : unjustified estimates : the case of Janet Collins : hairstyle probability -- Math error number 3 : trying to get something from nothing : the case of Joe Sneed : absent from the phone book -- Math error number 4 : double experiment : the case of Meredith Kercher : the test that wasn't done -- Math error number 5 : the birthday problem : the cold case of Diana Sylvester : cold hit analysis -- Math error number 6 : Simpson's paradox : the Berkeley sex bias case : discrimination detection -- Math error number 7 : the incredible coincidence : the case of Lucia de Berk : carer or killer? -- Math error number 8 : underestimation : the case of Charles Ponzi : American dream, American scheme -- Math error number 9 : choosing a wrong model : the case of Hetty Green : a battle of wills -- Math error number 10: mathematical madness : the Dreyfus affair : spy or scapegoat?
Summary Describes the issues that can result when mathematical arguments are improperly used and discusses ten trials where this was the case, including the Dreyfus Affair, the case of Diana Sylvester, and Charles Ponzi's original scheme
Notes Red Tan
Subject Forensic statistics
Law -- Methodology
Alt Author Colmez, Coralie, 1988-
ISBN 9780465032921 (hbk.)
0465032923 (hbk.)


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