Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
George Mason University; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Minnesota Law Review, Vol 72, pp. 813-858, 1992
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
Date posted: February 22, 2006