Journal Published Online: 01 July 2001
Volume 46, Issue 4

Scientific Certainty: Research Versus Forensic Perspectives



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.

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Bird, SJ
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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DOI: 10.1520/JFS15081J