In a blog post in the New York Times yesterday, Professor Gary Gutting of Notre Dame asks, "How reliable are the social sciences?" His remarks are not directed specifically at the use of social science in legal proceedings. And he (necessarily) writes with a broad brush. Nonetheless, his comments are quite perceptive and he identifies several fundamental questions that are directly germane to the use of social science results in legal proceedings such as trials. You should read this blog post!
Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.