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This book examines scientific evidence in both civil and criminal contexts.
Introduction; 1. Triers of science; 2. Intellectual due process; 3. A framework of analysis; 4. Toxic torts and the causation conundrum; 5. Criminal identification evidence; 6. Future dangerousness testimony: the epistemology of prediction; 7. Barefoot or Daubert? A cognitive perspective on vetting future dangerousness testimony; 8. Future dangerousness and sexual offenders; 9. Models of rationality: evaluating social psychology; 10. Evaluating battered woman syndrome; Conclusion.
Erica Beecher-Monas teaches at Wayne State University Law School. She received her MS from the University of Miami School of Medicine and JD from the University of Miami School of Law, and earned an LLM and a JSD from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to entering academia, she clerked for the Honorable William M. Hoeveler, United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of Florida, and was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York. She writes in the areas of judgment and decisionmaking, with applications to scientific evidence and corporate governance, and has been published in numerous law reviews.