The Nature of Juridical Proof: Probability as a Tool in Plausible Reasoning

21 Int. J. of Evidence and Proof, 133–142 (2017)

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-19

11 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2017 Last revised: 18 Oct 2017

Date Written: April 13, 2017

Abstract

The different contexts of forensic science and juridical decision making are explored to identify the nature of juridical proof, the role of formalized probability theory in it, and how factual inquiry proceeds in the differing domains.

Keywords: Plausibility, Probability, Bayes Theory, Juridical Proof, Forensic Science

Suggested Citation

Allen, Ronald J., The Nature of Juridical Proof: Probability as a Tool in Plausible Reasoning (April 13, 2017). 21 Int. J. of Evidence and Proof, 133–142 (2017); Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2982121

Ronald Jay Allen (Contact Author)

Northwestern University Law School ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60611
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