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.