Math on Trial: How Numbers get Used and Abused in the Courtroom [Audiobook] download free by Leila Schneps

Math on Trial: How Numbers get Used and Abused in the Courtroom Audiobook download free by Leila Schneps
  • Listen audiobook: Math on Trial: How Numbers get Used and Abused in the Courtroom
  • Author: Leila Schneps
  • Release date: 2013/11/15
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780465032921
  • Rating: 7.02 of 10
  • Votes: 224
  • Review by: Duke Toliver
  • Review rating: 8.82 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/23
  • Duration: 3H19M20S in 256 kbps (54.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-19
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, WavPack, MP3, Vorbis, WMA, FLAC, MPEG4 (compression RAR, ZIP, IMG, DEB)
  • Total pages original book: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M21S (5.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by politicians or the media, but in the case of the law, your liberty,and your life,can depend on the right calculation.In Math on Trial , mathematicians Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez describe ten trials spanning from the nineteenth century to today, in which mathematical arguments were used,and disastrously misused,as evidence. They tell the stories of Sally Clark, who was accused of murdering her children by a doctor with a faulty sense of calculation of nineteenth-century tycoon Hetty Green, whose dispute over her aunt's will became a signal case in the forensic use of mathematics and of the case of Amanda Knox, in which a judge's misunderstanding of probability led him to discount critical evidence,which might have kept her in jail. Offering a fresh angle on cases from the nineteenth-century Dreyfus affair to the murder trial of Dutch nurse Lucia de Berk, Schneps and Colmez show how the improper application of mathematical concepts can mean the difference between walking free and life in prison.A colourful narrative of mathematical abuse, Math on Trial blends courtroom drama, history, and math to show that legal expertise isn't always enough to prove a person innocent.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Criminal Law & Procedure, History Of Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, Legal History, Mathematics, Crime & Criminology, Civil Procedure: Law Of Evidence
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 27.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 170x235x27mm
  • Weight: 453.59g
  • Printed by: BASIC BOOKS
  • Published in: New York, United States

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