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The Proof

Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674251373

Publication Date: 05/31/2022

Academic Trade

320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. As a Matter of Fact
  • 2. Zebras, Horses, and the Nature of Inference
  • 3. The Burden of Proof
  • 4. How to Tell the Truth with Statistics
  • 5. Testimony, and Not Only in Court
  • 6. Testing Testimony
  • 7. Of Lies and Liars
  • 8. Can We Believe Our Eyes and Ears?
  • 9. Of Experts and Expertise
  • 10. The Science of Crime
  • 11. The Ever-Expanding Domain of Expertise
  • 12. The Relevance of the Past to the Present
  • 13. Seeing What We Want to See
  • Notes
  • Index

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