By Stephen E. Fienberg (auth.), Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)
With expanding frequency, the evidence of evidence in criminal lawsuits en tails using quantitative tools. Judges, attorneys, statisticians, social scientists, and so forth serious about judicial strategies needs to handle is sues akin to the assessment and interpretation of quantitative facts, the moral tasks of professional witnesses, and the jobs of court-appointed witnesses. The Panel on Statistical tests as Evi dence within the Courts used to be convened to aid make clear those concerns and supply a few assistance in addressing the problems encountered within the use of quan titative tests in criminal lawsuits. This record is the end result of greater than 3 years of analysis and deliberation. In it, we tackle a number of concerns that come up in federal and kingdom court docket court cases while statistical checks corresponding to quantitative descriptions, causal inferences, and predictions of occasions in accordance with previous occurrences are provided as proof. We appraise the types within which such checks are provided, facets in their admission into proof, and the reaction to and review of them by means of judges and juries.