Professor Dr. Massimiliano Ferrara of Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria – Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, and Angelo, Roberto Gaglioti of MEDAlics, have published A Mathematical Model for the Quantitative Analysis of Law. Putting Legal Values into Numbers, in Applied Mathematics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Proceedings of the American Conference on Applied Mathematics (AMERICAN-MATH ’12′) (pp. 201-206) (Edited by Manoj K. Jha et al.) (WSEAS Press, 2012).
Here is the abstract:
This paper outlines the fundamentals of a mathematical model for the quantitative analysis of the legal phenomena. This model is not intended to be confined to a certain area of law, nor to a specific legal system, instead it is meant to provide with a framework of legal general theory, applicable to every legal situation. The model works conditionally upon the fact that any legally material event is described using a logical hypothetical tool (the Model Situation). This model associates any Situation with a certain axiological potential, what makes possible to determine even the discretionary amount of axiological potential, at disposal for the tactics of the legal operator. Legal conflicts among axiological potentials could be easily and objectively adjudicated.
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