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Hearsay Logic


Peter Tillers


Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

David Schum


George Mason University; George Mason University School of Law


Minnesota Law Review, Vol 72, pp. 813-858, 1992

Abstract:     
This paper proceeds on the premise that hearsay presents a special case of the general phenomenon of multistage inference. The authors use Bayesian logic and some simple algebra to explore the properties of argument about the credibility and probative force of hearsay evidence under a variety of circumstances. The authors, however, acknowledge that there are many nuances in hearsay argument that remain to be addressed and they suggest the general nature of some of these unexplored nuances.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: evidence, hearsay, multistage inference, probability, Bayesian logic

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Tillers, Peter and Schum, David, Hearsay Logic. Minnesota Law Review, Vol 72, pp. 813-858, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=882533

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Peter Tillers (Contact Author)
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )
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David Schum
George Mason University ( email )
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United States
George Mason University School of Law
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