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Human Factors in the Courtroom: Mythology Versus Science William R. Uttal

Human Factors in the Courtroom: Mythology Versus Science

William R. Uttal

Published December 30th 2005
ISBN : 9781930056961
Paperback
392 pages
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 About the Book 

This book highlights the myths, misunderstandings, and pseudo-scientific theories concerning human factors in the courtroom. Using traffic accident cases as examples, this book contrasts these myths and theories with solid scientific research to showMoreThis book highlights the myths, misunderstandings, and pseudo-scientific theories concerning human factors in the courtroom. Using traffic accident cases as examples, this book contrasts these myths and theories with solid scientific research to show how many widely accepted beliefs are flawed and invalid, in spite of widespread admissibility in court. The book includes descriptions of what is admissible scientific evidence and what it is not, subjectivity and bias, the influence of inaccurate preconceived ideas, misuse and misunderstanding of psychology and psychiatry, and other flawed efforts to read the mind. You will learn about valid scientific research including what is scientifically measurable, how to avoid bias, and how to evaluate experiments and studies for validity. This book encourages the reader to constantly re-evaluate the scientific quality of evidence and to delve deeper into the extensive list of the high quality research cited throughout this book.