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Statistics and the Law

Statistics and the Law


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Describes a wide variety of applications of statistical concepts in legal settings, as well as cases in which statistical analyses were important elements. Several chapters are devoted to employment discrimination and antitrust violation, two areas of litigation that rely heavily on statistics. Contributors discuss the correct choice and use of statistical techniques in the assessment of damages, the measurement and quantification of skill (in a case deciding whether video poker games require skill), the determination of disputed paternity and elections, and other areas where statistics are used in legal cases. Many of the chapters are written by the statisticians who actually participated in the cases under discussion.
What Happened in Hazelwood: Statistics, Employment Discrimination,and the 80% Rule (P. Meier, et al.).

Statistics in Antitrust Litigation (B. King).

Regression Estimates of Damages in Price-Fixing Cases (M.Finkelstein & H. Levenbach).

Regression Analyses in Employment Discrimination Cases (D. Conway& H. Roberts).

Reynolds v.

C.S.N.: Evaluating Equipment Damage (G. Whitmore).

A Question of Theft (W. Fairley & J. Glen).

How Much Is Enough?

Applying Regression to a School Finance Case (J. Pincus & J.Rolph).

Capital Market Analysis in Antitrust Litigation (M. Geisel & J.Masson).

The Use of Court-Appointed Statistical Experts: A Case Study (R.Coulam & S. Fienberg).

Does Electronic Draw Poker Require Skill to Play?

(J. Kadane).

Inference in Cases of Disputed Paternity (D. Berry & S.Geisser).

The Probability of Reversal in Contested Elections (D. Gilliland& P. Meier).

Scientific Data and Environmental Regulation (G. Apple, etal.).

Confidence Intervals in Legal Settings (H. Solomon).