17 Pages Posted: 30 May 2009
Date Written: 1988
Bayes' Theorem, Bayesian statistics and Bayesian inference have been the subject of sharp dispute in various writings about legal rules of evidence and proof. This article disentangles the many meanings of "Bayesianism." It sketches several competing interpretations of probability, some leading schools of statistical inference, and the elements of Bayesian decision theory. In the process, it notes the aspects of Bayesian theory that have been applied in studies of forensic proof.
Keywords: Bayes’ Theorem, Statistical Proof, Scientific Evidence
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kaye, David H., What is Bayesianism? A Guide for the Perplexed (1988). Jurimetrics, Vol. 28, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1411848