Abstract / Synopsis
This review-essay on the mother-and-daughter collaboration Math on Trial stems from my recent experience using this book as the basis for a college freshman seminar on the interactions between math and law. I discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this book as an accessible introduction to this enigmatic yet deeply important topic. For those considering teaching from this text (a highly recommended endeavor) I offer some curricular suggestions.
Noah Giansiracusa, "Teaching the Quandary of Statistical Jurisprudence: A Review-Essay on Math on Trial by Schneps and Colmez," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 6 Issue 2 (July 2016), pages 207-224. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201602.15. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol6/iss2/15