CMI Afternoon Seminar: Statistics and the Law - Prof Philip Dawid
|Starts:||15:00 13 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||16:15 13 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Philip Dawid|
Speaker: Prof Philip Dawid, University of Cambridge
Abstract: It might appear that the concerns of Statistics and those of Law have little common ground, but in fact both disciplines address the same fundamental task: the drawing out of sound inferences from evidence. I will describe the logic of probabilistic reasoning and its application to cases at law, and show how its neglect or misapplication has led to serious errors and miscarriages of justice in some celebrated legal cases.
NOTE: The venue for this seminar is Room G.107, Alan Turing Building.
Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. Tea/coffee and cakes provided. All welcome. No registration necessary.
The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.
Prof Philip Dawid
Role: Emeritus Professor of Statistics
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Travel and Contact Information
Alan Turing Building