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Black Robes, White Coats
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Combining political analysis, scientific reasoning, and an in-depth study of specific state supreme court cases, Black Robes, White Coats is an interdisciplinary examination of the tradition of “gatekeeping,” the practice of deciding the admissibility of novel scientific evidence. Rebecca Harris systematically examines judicial policymaking in three areas —forensic DNA, polygraphs, and psychological syndrome evidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 1: The Mystery of the Gatekeepers
  2. pp. 7-13
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  1. Chapter 2: Clues to Judicial Behavior
  2. pp. 14-35
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  1. Chapter 3: Forensic DNA: Law Enforcement in the Laboratory
  2. pp. 36-67
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  1. Chapter 4: Lie Detection: Victim of Law and Politics
  2. pp. 68-104
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  1. Chapter 5: Syndrome Evidence: Science Isn't Everything
  2. pp. 105-133
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  1. Chapter 6: Gatekeepers and the Politics of Knowledge
  2. pp. 134-142
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  1. Chapter 7: New Clues? Gatekeeping and the Twenty-first Century
  2. pp. 143-163
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  1. Appendix A: State Supreme Court Cases for Forensic DNA
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Appendix B: State Supreme Court Decisions for Polygraph Evidence
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Appendix C: State Supreme Court Decisions for Syndrome Evidence
  2. pp. 177-179
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 183-189
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-200
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 201
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