ABSTRACT

Law and science are pervasive in society, and we depend upon their fruitful collaboration to promote stability and progress. The substance and procedures of law guide our judicial, legislative, and administrative systems. Science and technology stimulate our imagination and contribute to the production and distribution of virtually all goods and services. The need for scientists and lawyers to understand the strengths and limitations of each other's profession has never been more apparent.

chapter 1|14 pages

Law and Science: A Dialogue on Understanding

ByHoward T. Markey

chapter 2|19 pages

Science, Technology, and the Limits of Judicial Competence

BySheila Jasanoff, Dorothy Nelkin

chapter 3|22 pages

Regulation of Technological Activities: A New Approach

BySimon Ramo

chapter 4|21 pages

Risk and Benefit in Environmental Law

ByPaoli F. Ricci, Lawrence S. Molton

chapter 5|12 pages

Uses and Abuses of Forensic Science

ByJohn I. Thornton

chapter 6|31 pages

Technology, Enterprise, and American Economic Growth

ByJordan D. Lewis

chapter 7|10 pages

Patent Law for Programmed Computers and Programmed Life Forms

ByJames A. Sprowl, James J. Myrick

chapter 8|11 pages

The Limitations of Technology Assessment

ByHarold P. Green

chapter 9|11 pages

Education in Science, Law, and Engineering

ByJ. D. Nyhart, Thomas F. Jones