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Law and science: current legal issues

Reece, Helen, ed. (1998) Law and science: current legal issues. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198267942

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Abstract

This book, the first volume of Current Legal Issues, explores the relationship of law and science, with a particular focus on the role of science as evidence. Scientific evidence impinges on a wide range of legal issues, including, for example, risk assessment in mental health and child abuse, criminal investigations, chemical and medical products, mass tort cases and the attribution of paternity. Science promises to reduce (or even eliminate) uncertainty; how should lawyers respond to such ambitious claims? As the civil justice process undergoes a major overhaul, this diverse and stimulating collection of essays provides a timely and thought-provoking reassessment of the relationship between law and science in general and the uses and value of scientific evidence in particular.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.oup.co.uk
Additional Information: © 1998 Oxford University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009 16:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25603/

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