Trying times : science and responsibilities after Daubert

TitleTrying times : science and responsibilities after Daubert
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsWeil, V
Paginationvi, 112 p.
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, and Institute for Science, Law and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Place PublishedChicago, IL
Publication Languageeng
Accession Number49397326
Keywords(Law) , -- , and , Evidence , Expert , Forensic , Law , SCIENCE , sciences , States. , States.; , United
AbstractCan judges make responsible decisions about what scientific evidence is admissible in court? When is expert witnessing unethical? How can courts respect scientific standards while pursuing justice? These are some of the questions that direct attention to responsibilities of the professionals in legal cases requiring evidence from experts. These responsibilities are the concern of a recent publication, Trying Times: Science and Responsibilities after Daubert, produced by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in collaboration with the Institute for Science, Law and Technology (ISLAT) at IIT's Chicago-Kent College of Law. The volume includes essays by Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, a federal judge, Richard Meserve, a former litigator in high stakes cases involving scientific testimony, Sheila Jasanoff (Science and Public Policy, Harvard), and Ullica Segerstrale (Social Science, IIT). The editor, Vivian Weil, has an introductory essay. An annotated bibliography acquaints readers with the lively literature since the Supreme Court's 1993 decision in Daubert that made judges gatekeepers for admitting science in the courts. The volume is aimed to clarify the responsibilities of judges, lawyers, scientists, engineers, and researchers in medicine at this intersection of law and science.
Notes28 cm.Preface -- Introduction / Vivian Weil -- Use of scientific witnesses in adjudication / Barbara Jacobs Rothstein -- Science in the courtroom / Richard A. Meserve -- Hidden experts: judging science after Daubert / Sheila Jasanoff -- Judging "good science": toward cooperation between scientists and lawyers / Ullica Segerstrale -- Notes on contributors -- Bibliography.Based on a symposium held at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 1997, titled The Expert Witness: Professional Responsibility at the Intersection of Law and Science./ Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-112).Science and responsibilities after Daubert.; Expert witness : professional responsibility at the intersection of law and science.edited by Vivian Weil. More Records: Show record informationBook
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