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Book Review of Erica Beecher-Monas, Evaluating Scientific Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Intellectual Due Process
1Pembroke College, Oxford
Citation Information: International Commentary on Evidence. Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1554-4567, DOI: 10.2202/1554-4567.1074, April 2008
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In this book, Erica Beecher-Monas develops an interdisciplinary approach, combining legal and cross-disciplinary scientific considerations, to provide a heuristic framework within which to assess whether expert evidence meets the requirements of intellectual due process. It provides a valuable introduction for lawyers to the methodological issues that need to be addressed in understanding whether a piece of proposed expert evidence can be classified as 'scientific.' This book marks a welcome re-assertion, on firm epistemological grounds, that the use of expert evidence represents part of the rationalist endeavor of accurate fact determination, in support of the moral authority of law.