The Law of Maths

Alex Homer

What if whether you went to prison, or walked free, hinged on a mathematical theorem?  In this podcast Alex Homer explores what’s happened when lawyers have attempted to introduce probability into the courtroom, and what this means for justice in an increasingly data-driven world.  His guests are Prof William Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law and Society; Psychology and Social Behavior; and Law at the University of California, Irvine, and Prof Norman Fenton, Director of the Risk Information Management Research Group at Queen Mary University of London.