Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, Vol. 166, pp. 194-198, 2010
5 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2010
Date Written: 2010
In this brief Comment, I argue that the goals and craft norms of law differ so sharply from those of social science that it is a mistake to hold the two disciplines to the same set of standards for the use and interpretation of statistical evidence. First, we can lose more social value when policy makers are too cautious with empirical research than when they are too free. Second, the craft norms of law and policy making are capable of dealing with the misuses that do occur.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bilz, Kenworthey, Defending the (Mis)Use of Statistics in Law (2010). Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, Vol. 166, pp. 194-198, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1565029
By Dan Kahan