Math on trial : how numbers get used and abused in the courtroom / Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez.

Other titles
  • How numbers get used and abused in the courtroom
Published
  • New York : Basic Books [2013]
Physical description
xi, 256 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 9780465032921
  • 0465032923
  • 9780465037940
  • 0465037941
  • 9780465037940
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available electronically.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents
  • Math error number 1 : multiplying non-independent probabilities : the case of Sally Clark : motherhood under attack -- Math error number 2 : unjustified estimates : the case of Janet Collins : hairstyle probability -- Math error number 3 : trying to get something from nothing : the case of Joe Sneed : absent from the phone book -- Math error number 4 : double experiment : the case of Meredith Kercher : the test that wasn't done -- Math error number 5 : the birthday problem : the case of Diana Sylvester : cold hit analysis -- Math error number 6 : Simpson's paradox : the Berkeley sex bias case : discrimination detection -- Math error number 7 : the incredible coincidence : the case of Lucia de Berk : carer or killer? -- Math error number 8 : underestimation : the case of Charles Ponzi : American dream, American scheme -- Math error number 9 : choosing a wrong model : the case of Hetty Green : a battle of wills -- Math error number 10 : mathematical madness : the Dreyfus affair : spy or scapegoat?
Related item
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • Nonfiction
  • text
Language
  • English
Internet Resources

Summary

  • Describes the issues that can result when mathematical arguments are improperly used and discusses ten trials where this was the case, including the Dreyfus Affair, the case of Diana Sylvester, and Charles Ponzi's original scheme.

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University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 349.507 SCH
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 349.507 SCH
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2015.a.3376
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Coventry University: Floor 1 345.07 SCH
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University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (STANDARD LOAN) - 2nd floor K2290.S73 Sch.
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