Science and Law
17th June 2015

Litigator’s Guide to Combating Junk Science – 2nd Edition

Science plays a critical role in the courtroom: Access to scientific research and an understanding of scientific principles, as well as the ability to effectively communicate this information, can enable the litigator to build a powerful case. But first and foremost the litigator must sort sound science from junk science.

Litigator’s Guide to Combating Junk Science – 2nd Edition

 

ISS and A2L have just published the new and revised second edition of our ebook, The Litigator’s Guide to Combating Junk Science, Second Edition. Don’t let junk science corrupt the facts in your case. Download your copy of our ebook today, and strike back against misinformation, unsubstantiated claims, and misleading data.

 

The ebook is built on the following important concepts:

1. Science plays a critical role in the courtroom: Access to scientific research and an understanding of scientific principles, as well as the ability to effectively communicate this information, can enable the litigator to build a powerful case. But first and foremost the litigator must sort sound science from junk science.

2. Many legal actions rely heavily on scientific information and testimony: Whether you are trying a personal injury, consumer fraud, or securities and patent law case, are you prepared to identify and combat junk science? 

3. Dubious or biased scientific information is all too present in the courtroom: Judges and juries tend to accept any scientific information placed before them – for better or worse. Junk science can corrupt the facts of a case, and juries can decide a case incorrectly. That is one of the problems with junk science.

5. Techniques to combat junk science: When a case relies on misinformation, unsubstantiated claims, and misleading data, opposing counsel can successfully counterattack by using and providing access to the right resources.

This comprehensive, 2nd Edition ebook also identifies examples of junk science. After all, how can you combat junk science if you cannot identify it?

The ebook also provides a checklist for identifying credible online scientific sources and rejecting those that are not credible. It notes that peer review is a long-standing pillar of the scientific process, but that the process is not perfect and is sometimes abused to push junk science. The ebook also provides access to a variety of resources dedicated to exposing and debunking junk science.

Among the topics covered in the book are: “What Is Junk Science?” “Limitations of the Peer-Review Process,” “Teaching Science to Jurors,” “Explaining Complex Science/Statistics Using Trial Graphics,” and “Anti-Junk Science Websites.”

We are confident that by reading this ebook, you will become familiar with the hallmarks of junk science and that you will be able to recognize it and successfully argue in court against the use and admissibility of junk science.

Don’t let junk science corrupt the facts in your case. To download our eBook, simply fill out the form below.

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