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ISBN-10 1461640369ISBN-13 9781461640363
ISBN-10 0-7425-5022-2ISBN-13 978-0-7425-5022-3
Author(s): David S. Caudill; Lewis H. LaRue
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 170

Since 1993, Supreme Court precedent has asked judges to serve as gatekeepers to their expert witnesses, admitting only reliable scientific testimony. Lacking a strong background in science, however, some judges admit dubious scientific testimony packages by articulate practitioners, while others reject reliable evidence that is unreasonably portrayed as full of holes. Seeking a balance between undue deference and undeserved skepticism, Caudill and LaRue draw on the philosophy of science to help judges, juries, and advocates better understand its goals and limitations.