Nagel draws on his experience as a practicing attorney and legal scholar to present a clear and concise discussion of the analytical methods in law which deal with causation and prediction. Within the legal arena, causal analysis explains the factors involved that cause legal policies/decisions to be adopted and the impact a legal policy is likely to have, and why. Predictive analysis is an attempt to forecast the outcome of a legal action and is especially useful for those involved in courtroom procedures. Causation, Prediction, and Legal Analysis is the only book available on this broadly focused subject, encompassing a thorough exposition of both the theory and application of causation and prediction.
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