Larry Laudan

University of Texas School of Law

Visiting Professor

727 East Dean Keeton Street

Austin, TX 78705

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Is it Finally Time to Put 'Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt' Out to Pasture?

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 194
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 645 (27,046)
Citation 1

Abstract:

proof beyond a reasonable doubt, standard of proof, error rates

2.

The Social Contract and the Rules of Trial: Re-Thinking Procedural Rules

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 627 (30,305)

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3.

Is Reasonable Doubt Reasonable?

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 144
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Jul 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 555 (33,538)
Citation 2

Abstract:

reasonable doubt, moral certainty, standard of proof

4.

Deadly Dilemmas

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 141
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2013
Ronald J. Allen and Larry Laudan
Northwestern University Law School and University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 398 (52,439)
Citation 4

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5.

The Elementary Epistemic Arithmetic of Criminal Justice

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Jul 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 355 (59,822)

Abstract:

Blackstone ratio, false convictions, social contract

6.

The Devastating Impact of Prior Crimes Evidence – And Other Myths of the Criminal Justice Process

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 183, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-74
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Ronald J. Allen and Larry Laudan
Northwestern University Law School and University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 346 (64,435)
Citation 1

Abstract:

prior convictions, exclusionary rules, silence, Rule 403, Rule 404, jury instructions, conviction rates, NCSC, defendant testimony

7.

The Presumption of Innocence: Material or Probatory?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Jul 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 318 (58,029)

Abstract:

presumption of innocence, proof, guilt

8.

Strange Bedfellows: Inference to the Best Explanation and the Criminal Standard of Proof

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 143
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Jul 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 299 (69,219)

Abstract:

best explanation, reasonable doubt, standard of proof, preponderance of the evidence, abduction

9.

Legal Epistemology: The Anomaly of Affirmative Defenses

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 242 (94,735)

Abstract:

affirmative defense, reasonable doubt, presumption of innocence, burden of proof

10.

Deadly Dilemmas II: Bail and Crime

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-44
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2012
Ronald J. Allen and Larry Laudan
Northwestern University Law School and University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 231 (97,481)

Abstract:

bail, preventive detention, prior convictions, violent crimes, serial felons

11.

Deadly Dilemmas III: Some Kind Words for Preventive Detention

101 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 781 (2011), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-24, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 187
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2012
Larry Laudan and Ronald J. Allen
University of Texas School of Law and Northwestern University Law School
Downloads 204 (116,415)

Abstract:

preventive detention, inchoate crimes, possession crimes, dangerousness, criminal law

12.

Re-Thinking the Criminal Standard of Proof: Seeking Consensus About the Utilities of Trial Outcomes

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Mar 2009
Larry Laudan and Harry Saunders
University of Texas School of Law and Decision Processes Incorporated
Downloads 198 (108,449)
Citation 2

Abstract:

standard of proof, Blackstone, ratio of errors, utilities, decision theory

13.

Need Verdicts Come in Pairs?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2009
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 161 (147,199)

Abstract:

verdict, probable guilt, Scottish verdict, innocence, burden of proof

14.

The Elementary Epistemic Arithmetic of the Law II: The Inadequate Resources of Moral Theory for Dealing with the Criminal Law

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 193
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2011
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 115 (174,950)

Abstract:

standard of proof, deontology, punishment, rules of trial

15.

Taking the Ratio of Differences Seriously: The Multiple Offender and the Standard of Proof, or, Different Strokes for Serial Folks

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2009
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 114 (187,037)

Abstract:

serial felons, standard of proof, recidivism, utilities, just deserts, consequentialism, false convictions, reasonable doubt

16.

The Sounds of Silence

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 215
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Larry Laudan and Erik Lillquist
University of Texas School of Law and Seton Hall University - School of Law
Downloads 107 (171,966)

Abstract:

silence, self-incrimination, Stein, false conviction, false acquittal, Miranda, Griffin, Doyle, Carter

17.

Eyewitness Identifications: One More Lesson on the Costs of Excluding Relevant Evidence

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 561
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 May 2014
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 77 (218,724)

Abstract:

lineups, false positives, false negatives

18.

Detecting Error, Learning from Our Mistakes, and the Appellate Asymmetry

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 201
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Aug 2011
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 68 (254,171)

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19.

Convergence or Divergence in the Evolution of (Criminal) Rights? A Case Study of the Multiple Incoherencies of the Presumption of Innocence

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 400
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 40 (319,047)

Abstract:

presumption of innocence, convergence, bail

20.

Why Asymmetric Rules of Procedure Make It Impossible to Calculate a Rationally Warranted Standard of Proof

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Mar 2015
Larry Laudan
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 39 (297,746)

Abstract:

burden-shifters, standard of proof