This report addresses a variety of issues arising from the use of statistical evidence and analysis in federal and state court proceedings in the United States. The panel has examined these issues from the perspectives of statistics, of law, and of the behavioral and social sciences. This report states the assumptions and limitations of the inquiry, specifies the methods and findings, and makes recommendations aimed at improving the use of statistical knowledge in court settings.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen E. Fienberg
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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