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Law, Probability and Risk
Law Probab Risk

Published/Hosted by Oxford University Press. ISSN (printed): 1470-8396. ISSN (electronic): 1470-840X.

Papers are requested for a new journal entitled Law, Probability and Risk, aimed primarily at academic lawyers, mathematicians and statisticians. The journal seeks to publish papers that deal with topics on the interface of law and probabilistic reasoning. These will be interpreted broadly to include aspects relevant to the interpretation of scientific evidence, the assessment of uncertainty and the assessment of risk. Examples include: evaluation, interpretation and presentation of evidence, estimation of compensation for serious injuries, the relevance and reliability of genetic tests for insurance purposes with consequent considerations of legal or quasi-legal criteria for allowable discrimination; legal conflicts affecting the efficiency of credit scoring on the basis of the different types of data permitted to be held by credit bureaux in the U.K., the U.S. and the rest of Europe; the detection of fraudulent transactions live, using expert systems and statistical analyses; the drafting of legislation which is scientifically sound through the involvement of scientists and statisticians at this stage of legislation. Non-evidence law topics include environmental issues, mass torts, causation, risk assessment, medical and pharmaceutical litigation involving the evaluation of epidemiological and bio-statistical evidence according to legal criteria.

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