The use of Statistics in legal proceedings: A primer for the courts

Niamh Nic Daeid (Lead / Corresponding author), Alex Biedermann, Christophe Champod, Jane Hutton, Graham Jackson, Tereza Neocleous, David Spiegelhalter, Sheila Willis, David Kitchin, Amy Wilson

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Abstract

The aim of this primer is to provide assistance to the judiciary and legal professionals in understanding the principles of evaluating evidence (that has a statistical basis) presented in the courts. The primer is presented in two parts. The first part provides a general introduction to the use of statistical and probabilistic tools within legal processes with some examples presented, including some relating to evidence types commonly presented to the courts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Royal Society
Number of pages72
ISBN (Print)9781782524861
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Publication series

NamePrimers for Courts
PublisherThe Royal Society

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