The Effect of Legal Culture and Proof in Decisions to Prosecute

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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John D. Jackson

University of Nottingham - School of Law

Abstract

This article identifies a range of ideal-type models of prosecutorial fact finding that may be discovered across a range of different countries and examines how these contribute to various cognitive errors and biases. It concludes by considering various means of minimizing the risk of error and bias.

Keywords: ideal-type models, prosecutorial fact-finding, cognitive errors, cognitive biases

Suggested Citation

Jackson, John D., The Effect of Legal Culture and Proof in Decisions to Prosecute. Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 3, pp. 109-131, , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=805079

John D. Jackson (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham - School of Law ( email )

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