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Evidence and Proof : International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory - William Twining

Evidence and Proof

International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory

By: William Twining (Editor), Alex Stein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780814781968
Number Of Pages: 552

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This volume brings together leading theoretical writings on legal fact-finding which are dispersed and not readily accessible.

"It stands out as one of the few successful efforts to investigate in some detail this family nexus between culture and individual lives." -"American Historical Review", ";. . .casts considerable light on the concept of family in the 19th century." -"London Review of Books",

General: Freedom of proof
Facts, fictions and law: Bentham on the foundation of evidence
Formal and empirical research on cascaded inference of jurisprudence
Logic of Proof: The problem of proof
Book review of C. Moore, "A treatise on facts, or the weight and value of evidence"
Free evaluation of evidence
Debating probabilities
Focusing on the defendant
The limits of the preponderance of the evidence standard: Justifiably naked statistical evidence and multiple causation
Liability and individualized evidence
Jerome Frank's fact-scepticism and our future
Law, Fact and Value: On brute facts
Law, fact or justice?
The law of evidence; it's nature and scope: The modern law of evidence and its purpose
The canons of evidence - rules of exclusion or rules of use?
An approach to rules of evidence for non-jury cases
Some difficulties in devising rules for determining truth in judicial trial
Basic concepts of the law of evidence: Basic concepts of the law of evidence
Relevancy, probability and the law
Burdens of proof and presumptions: The burden of proof
On presumption
Auxiliary probative policy: "Stickperson hearsay": A simplified approach to understanding the rule against hearsay
Extrinsic probative policy: Excessive sanctions for governmental misconduct in criminal cases
The exclusionary rule, deterrence and Posner's economic analysis of law
Protection of the accused: An attempt to update the law of evidence
Name index
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ISBN: 9780814781968
ISBN-10: 0814781969
Series: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 0.99