Experts in trial is a comparative analysis of the role of social scientists as expert witnesses in the U.S. courtrooms. The case study explores the role of quantification in the relative standing of social sciences by observing practices of expertise in employment discrimination litigation in the 1970s and 1980s. The objective is to qualify the narrative of a rise of economists’ as experts.
Image source: Albrecht Dürer, ‘Study of hands’, Pen and ink heightened with white on paper, 1506. In public domain (Wikicommons).