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.
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).
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.