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In this chapter, we offer a Bayesian model for evaluating expert testimony in the court room. Statements from a putative expert are difficult for a legal decision maker to assess, as the legal decision maker – who lacks expert knowledge on the subject issue – must distinguish between experts that are highly reliable and experts that are less reliable. A methodology for the assessment of the expert testimony has been suggested previously, in the works of Walton and Goldman, and we develop this methodology further, using a Bayesian approach to reliability assessment. The reliability of an expert can be questioned on different grounds, and we clarify different effects that these grounds can have on the expert’s reliability
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DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16148-8
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