Math on Trial #227

August 22, 2013

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

This week, guest host Rachelle Saunders explores the ways that math can help (and hinder) the pursuit of justice. She speaks to mathematician and University of Paris Professor Leila Schneps, co-author of the book Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom. And she’s joined by Patrick Ball, to talk about his work as Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group.


  • Leila Schneps
  • Patrick Ball
Listen Now