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A Probabilistic Analysis of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence is a Bayesian analysis of the trial and post-trial evidence in the Sacco and Vanzetti case, based on subjectively determined probabilities and assumed relationships among evidential events. It applies the ideas of charting evidence and probabilistic assessment to this case, which is perhaps the ranking cause c?l?bre in all of American legal history. Modern computation methods applied to inference networks are used to show how the inferential force of evidence in a complicated case can be graded. The authors employ probabilistic assessment to obtain opinions about how influential each group of evidential items is in reaching a conclusion about the defendants' innocence or guilt.

A Probabilistic Analysis of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence holds particular interest for statisticians and probabilists in academia and legal consulting, as well as for the legal community, historians, and behavioral scientists. It combines structural and probabilistic ideas in the analysis of masses of evidence from every recognized logical species of evidence. Twenty-eight charts show the chains of reasoning in defense of the relevance of evidentiary matters and a listing of trial witnesses who provided the evidence. References include nearly 300 items drawn from the fields of probability theory, history, law, artificial intelligence, psychology, literature, and other areas.

Book News Annotation:

A Bayesain analysis of evidence in and after the controversial 1921 trial in which two anarchists were convicted of murder. Drawing on the ideas of charting evidence and probabilistic assessment, applies modern computation methods to inference networks to show how the inferential force of evidence in a complicated case can be graded. The methodology would interest statisticians in law, history, and the social sciences. Comes to verdicts of innocent and not proven.
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Synopsis:

This book crosses traditional intellectual disciplines to demonstrate the application and usefulness of statistical concepts and methods. The use of the Sacco and Vanzetti case makes it particularly compelling, as this case has remained controversial for many decades. It demonstrates the application of the concepts of probability to the task of drawing conclusions from large masses of evidence.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-358) and indexes

About the Author

JOSEPH B. KADANE is Leonard J. Savage Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences in the Department of Statistics at the Carnegie Mellon University. In 1993 he was cowinner of the Frank Wilcoxon Award. Professor Kadane is the author of Bayesian Methods and Ethics in a Clinical Trial Design and coauthor of Statistics and the Law (Wiley).

DAVID A. SCHUM is Professor of Information Technology and Engineering and Professor of Law at George Mason University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is the author of Evidential Foundations of Probabilistic Reasoning (Wiley).

Table of Contents

Different Wine in an Old Bottle.

A Standpoint for Our Analysis of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence.

Chains of Reasoning from a Mass of Evidence.

Grading the Probative Force of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence.

Probabilistic Analyses: Issues and Methods.

Probabilistic Analyses: Judgments and Stories.

Probabilistic Analyses of Evidence in Various Disciplines.

Final Thoughts About Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Appendices.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471141822
With:
Schum, David A.
Author:
Schum, David A.
Author:
ane
Author:
Kadane, Joseph B.
Author:
Joseph B. Kad
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Evidence
Subject:
Evidence (law)
Subject:
Sacco-vanzetti case
Subject:
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921.
Subject:
Evidence (Law) -- United States -- Statistical methods -- Case studies.
Subject:
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 19
Subject:
Sacco et Vanzetti, affaire
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Evidence (Law) -- United States.
Subject:
Applied Probability & Statistics
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
Series Volume:
312
Publication Date:
May 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
243 x 165 x 23 mm 26 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This book crosses traditional intellectual disciplines to demonstrate the application and usefulness of statistical concepts and methods. The use of the Sacco and Vanzetti case makes it particularly compelling, as this case has remained controversial for many decades. It demonstrates the application of the concepts of probability to the task of drawing conclusions from large masses of evidence.
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