Expertise in Regulation and Law

Expertise in Regulation and Law

by Gary Edmond

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351937726
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Series: Applied Legal Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
File size: 967 KB

About the Author

Gary Edmond is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on the relations between law and science, and expert evidence. He is particularly interested in mass torts, miscarriages of justice, the legal use of social science and humanities research in evidence as well as the public understanding of law. His original training was in history and philosophy of science and he holds a law degree from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Contents: Experts and expertise in legal and regulatory settings, Gary Edmond and David Mercer; Expertise and experience in the governance of science: what is public participation for?, Alan Irwin; Scientific expertise and regulatory decision-making: standards, evidential interpretation and social interests in the pharmaceutical sector, John Abraham; Protecting the environment at the margin: the role of economic analysis in regulatory design and decision-making, Marc A. Eisner. Hyper-experts and the vertical integration of expertise in EMF/RF litigation, David Mercer; Jackson Pollock, Judge Pollak, and the dilemma of fingerprint expertise, Simon A. Cole; 'Science above all else': the inversion of credibility between forensic DNA profiling and fingerprint evidence, Michael Lynch; Judging facts: managing expert knowledges in legal decision making, Gary Edmond; Narrative traditions of space, time and trust in court: terra nullis, 'wandering', the Yorta Yorta native title claim, and the Hindmarsh Island Bridge Controversy, David Turnbull; Ethical dimensions of law - science relations in US courtrooms, David S. Caudill; The invisible branch: the authority of science studies in expert evidence jurisprudence, Gary Edmond and David Mercer; Bibliography; Index.

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