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Laws of Men and Laws of Nature

The History of Scientific Expert Testimony in England and America

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674025806

Publication Date: 09/30/2007

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 2 tables

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  • Introduction
  • 1. “Where There’s Muck There’s Brass”: The Rise of the Modern Expert Witness
  • 2. The Common Liar, the Damned Liar, and the Scientific Expert: The Growing Problem of Expert Testimony
  • 3. Who Shall Decide Where Experts Disagree? The Nineteenth-Century Debates
  • 4. Blood Will Out: Distinguishing Humans from Animals and Scientists from Charlatans
  • 5. The Authority of Shadows: The Law and X-Rays
  • 6. Science Unwanted: The Law and Psychology
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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