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Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site

A Civil Action part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Poignant book about the contamination of Woburn municipal wells G and H and the lawsuit alleging that the prolonged consumption of the contaminated groundwater by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods led to ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System, Woburn:Water Supply, Health/Cancer Studies, Wells, Pollution Sources

Galileo's Revenge - Junk Science in the Courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Lengthy opinions describing the weaknesses of the American legal system, especially the use of expert witnesses that are not experts. Interesting reading.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Expert Testimony

Developing analytical and communication skills in a mock-trial course based on the famous Woburn, Massachusetts case part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Detailed account of materials used, assignments, and procedures used for students to run a mock trial based on the geology, hydrology, and water chemistry in the famous 'A Civil Action' trial.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Mock Trial, Legal System

Expert scientific testimony examined: part 1 part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Insightful article about how the Daubert ruling will change acceptance by the court and presentation of expert testimony away from the older, established Frye Rule.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Legal System:Expert Testimony, People:Experts

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Journal article about experiences serving as an expert witness in the trial concerning deep injection of hazardous wastes. The plaintiffs claimed that the offsite migration of injected wastes ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

Ground water models: validate or invalidate part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Editorial piece in professional journal dealing with the philosophic argument that no model can be proven valid, with examples of ground water models. The article also describes the use and mis-use ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

A Standard Guide for Calibrating a Groundwater Flow Model Application C7 part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Detailed guide for calibrating groundwater flow models (steady state and transient) with definitions and insights from authoritative, experiences authors.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

Victory vs. truth: the adversary system and its ethics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Insightful professional article about the goals of a trial: victory or truth. Presents the advantages and disadvantages of an adversarial legal system and how that impacts testimony and strategy. ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Legal System

On models and modeling part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Technical article about the misuse of the term MODEL by igneous petrologists but the comments provide insights into the types and limitations of models in general. The first three pages and the ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

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