Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law

Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law (Elsevier 2016)

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-03

20 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016

See all articles by Christopher T. Robertson

Christopher T. Robertson

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law; Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Aaron S. Kesselheim

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Date Written: February 4, 2016

Abstract

This document includes the foreword, introduction, and table of contents for the edited book, Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law. The book ranges across the history of blinding -- from Ben Franklin's living room testing the healing powers of Mesmerism to the sham surgeries used today -- and looks forward to explore novel uses of blinding in the courts and forensic science. By asking who needs to know what, scholars can improve scientific research studies, policymakers can enhance regulatory institutions, and advocates can reduce wrongful convictions. With a foreword by Larry Lessig, the book draws upon leading authors with diverse areas of expertise including law, forensic sciences, medicine, philosophy, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

Keywords: blinding, bias, forensic science, scientific research, courts, medicine, biomedical science

Suggested Citation

Robertson, Christopher T. and Kesselheim, Aaron S., Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law (February 4, 2016). Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law (Elsevier 2016); Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2728979

Christopher T. Robertson (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.arizona.edu/faculty/getprofile.cfm?facultyid=714

Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics ( email )

23 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02155
United States

Aaron S. Kesselheim

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School ( email )

1620 Tremont St
Suite 3030
Boston, MA 02120
United States
617-278-0930 (Phone)
617-232-8602 (Fax)

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