It is increasingly important for lawyers to know how to deal with quantitative data. It is about estimates and probabilities of the extent to which something will or will not happen in relation to a legally relevant insight or legal consideration. We all know the case of Lucia de Berk, the unfortunate nurse who had been present at (initially) thirty deaths. According to the Public Prosecution Service this was a remarkable number, too many and a reason to prosecute. They calculated that De Berk had a very small chance to have been involved so often by chance in a death. A miscarriage of justice?
This book offers lawyers quantitative insights. It teaches them to deal with numbers. What is the context of those numbers? How can you make, interpret and evaluate probability judgements and predictions? As a lawyer, you do not need to know the exact technical details, but you do need to be able to ask the right questions and interpret the experts' answers.
The idea to write this book came from the teaching of econometrician Prof. Philip Hans Franses to law students. Franses has his main job at Erasmus School of Economics and is also affiliated with Erasmus School of Law, a traditionally multidisciplinary faculty with a business-oriented and social profile.
Philip Hans Franses (1963) is Professor of Applied Econometrics and Professor of Marketing Research and affiliated with the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Law.
|Author(s)||Philip Hans Franses|
|ISBN Book||978-94-6236-215-4,#1 edition|
|Expected||16 augustus 2021|
|Number of pages||192 Pages|
|Suitable for||Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO), Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO)|