Scientific Certainty: Research Versus Forensic Perspectives

    Volume 46, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 4

    Bird, SJ
    Special assistant to the Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    (Received 31 December 1998; accepted 14 August 2000)


    The scientific community and the judicial system are different components of society with different structures and functions. Nevertheless, science can contribute relevant and useful information to judicial deliberations if the inherent limitations of that information are understood. These limitations stem from the way the information is presented and perceived both by those who are providing it and those who are providing the context in which it is presented.

    Paper ID: JFS15081J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15081J

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    Title Scientific Certainty: Research Versus Forensic Perspectives
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30