Law, Probability and Risk


The journal publishes papers that deal with topics on the interface of law and probabilistic reasoning. These are interpreted broadly to include aspects relevant to the interpretation of scientific evidence, the assessment of uncertainty and the assessment of risk. The readership is primarily academic lawyers, mathematicians, statisticians and social scientists with interests in quantitative reasoning.

Non-evidence law topics include environmental issues, mass torts, causation, risk assessment, medical and pharmaceutical litigation involving the evaluation of epidemiological and bio-statistical evidence according to legal criteria.

The primary objective of the journal is to cover issues in law, which have a scientific element, with an emphasis on statistical and probabilistic issues and the assessment of risk.

Online ISSN: 1470-840X
Print ISSN: 1470-8396

1 MARCH 2020, Volume 19, Issue 1

Citation: Law Probability and Risk (2020) 19 (1): 1


Defence against the modern arts: the curse of statistics: Part I—FRStat
Defence against the modern arts: the curse of statistics—Part II: 'Score-based likelihood ratios'
Machine learning for determining accurate outcomes in criminal trials
Decision-theoretic and risk-based approaches to naked statistical evidence: some consequences and challenges
Value of evidence in the rare type match problem: common source versus specific source
Classical probabilities and belief functions in legal cases
Statistical issues arising in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance's recent notice on nondiscrimination obligations' of contractor's and the concerns raised in the comments submitted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Dr D. Lucy Book reviews editor
Dr J. Franklin Editor
Prof. C.G.G. Aitken Editor-in-chief
Prof. F. Taroni Editor
Prof. Jonathan Koehler Editor
Prof. Joseph Gastwirth Editor
Prof. Peter Tillers Editor