Math on Trial by Leila Schneps (Book Review)

Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom by Leila Schneps

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have a love-hate relationship with statistics and probability that is subject to adjustment pending how well I do on my final exam. 🙂 Still, the concepts and applications are intriguing and the law and math combine for a read that is hard to put down. This book is the horrifying recount of people wrongly convicted by bad math, as well as an interesting lesson in criminal history and a reasoned call for standardized applications similar to those placed on other forensic sciences.

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Author: Deborah Lee

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