The quality of scientific predictions of risk in the courtroom and policy arena rests in large measure on how the two differences between normal practice and the legal/policy practice of science are reconciled. This article considers a variety of issues that arise in reconciling these differences, and the problems that remain with scientific estimates of risk when these are used in decisions.
Scientific Models of Human Health Risk Analysis in Legal and Policy Decisions,
64 Law and Contemporary Problems
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