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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Legal Evidence and Proof: Statistics, Stories, Logic (eBook)

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Edited by: Hendrik Kaptein, Bart Verheij

ISBN13: 9781409496410
Published: February 2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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As a result of recent scandals concerning evidence and proof in the administration of criminal justice – ranging from innocent people on death row in the United States to misuse of statistics leading to wrongful convictions in The Netherlands and elsewhere – inquiries into the logic of evidence and proof have taken on a new urgency both in an academic and practical sense.

This study presents a broad perspective on logic by focusing on inference not just in isolation but as embedded in contexts of procedure and investigation. With special attention being paid to recent developments in Artificial Intelligence and the Law, specifically related to evidentiary reasoning, this book provides clarification of problems of logic and argumentation in relation to evidence and proof.

As the vast majority of legal conflicts relate to contested facts, rather than contested law, this volume concerning facts as prime determinants of legal decisions presents an important contribution to the field for both scholars and practitioners.

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