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Bad Science and Poor Law: The danger of confusing opinion and fact

 Date: Wednesday, April 4th
 Time: 8:00pm
 Where: Davenport Hotel,
Merrion Square,
Dublin 2
 Admission: €3 for members and concessions
€6 for non-members.

Description

We are delighted to welcome Dr Teresa Burke, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, UCD, to present on the topic Bad Science and Poor Law: The danger of confusing opinion and fact.

Legal decisions are based on evidence and "evidence" increasingly includes psychological or behavioural data. I will reflect on the inherent risk asscoiated wth poorly prepared and poorly presented "scientific evidence" in the context of legal proceedings, both civil and criminal. I will argue that a failure to adopt a true scientific approach to evidence contributes to miscarriage of justice.