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The role of science in law / Robin Feldman
Bib ID 4592809
Format BookBook
Author
Feldman, Robin
 
Description New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 
xii, 222 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 9780195368581
Summary

"The allure of science has always captivated members of the legal profession. Its siren's song offers a tune of perfection and the promise of endowing law with the respect and deference from society that lawyers crave. Both the bench and the bar continually look to science to rescue them from the discomfort of difficult legal decisions, and are frequently disappointed with the results."

"While most authors frame problems at the intersection of law and science in terms of how rapidly scientific information changes and how frequently the legal system distorts science, Robin Feldman argues that problems at the intersection of law and science flow not from the changing nature of science, but from the changing nature of law. With this in mind, The Role of Science in Law uses examples from doctrines related to abortion, gene patenting, copyright, environmental regulation, antitrust law and the insanity defense to explore the nature of law and to suggest approaches for making science work more effectively within its domain."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • The allure of science
  • Internalization of science in modern law
  • Externalization in modern law
  • The repetitions of history
  • The nature of law
  • What is science?
  • Misunderstanding the limits of science
  • Improving the role of science in law
  • Conclusion.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Science and law -- United States.  |  Technological innovations -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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