The article, which was printed in the online edition of Law and Human Behavior, reports on the authors' research examining how variations in the presentation of forensic science information affect judgments in a trial. Among their findings, qualitative testimony is more damaging to the defense than quantitative testimony, and expressing limitations of forensic science had no appreciable effect.
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Saks' research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision-making; the behavior of the litigation system, and the law's use of science. He is the fourth most-cited law-and-social-science scholar in the U.S., and has authored approximately 200 articles and books. Courses he has taught include criminal law, evidence, law and science, property and torts.