While the interaction of these professions occurs because the white coats often develop and ascertain knowledge deemed very useful to the black robes, Harris concludes that the black robes are well positioned to render appropriate rulings and determine the acceptability of harnessing a particular science for legal purposes. Includes examples of evidence in three appendices: forensic DNA, polygraph evidence, and syndrome evidence.
This book is about a particular interaction between two very different creatures: judges and scientists.
These professions outfit themselves in special attire symbolizing the nature of their work. Judges are in the business of processing defendants, using wisdom and legal expertise. The black robe of the judge represents the neutrality and authority requisite for this particular public service. By contrast, scientists are in the business of developing and harnessing the knowledge of how the world works.
The white coat of the scientist symbolizes precision and clinical sterility. The precision and clinical sterility of the scientific reputation provides legitimacy to the kind of knowledge arising from a scientific understanding of natural and social phenomena. The interaction of these professions occurs because the white coats often develop and harness knowledge that is very useful to the black robes.
The black robes, however, are constrained by political wisdom and legal expectations when they are introduced to a new product from the white coats. They cannot accept every novel scientific advancement as legally permissible in a court of law.
Rather, they are required to determine the prudence and acceptability of harnessing a particular science for legal purposes. The judicial decision to admit or deny a particular science to be included in a legal proceeding is commonly referred to as a gatekeeping decision. Commercial arbitration in the Arab Middle East.
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