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Foundations of evidence law

Author: Alex Stein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"This book examines systematically the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems and identifies the defining characteristics of adjudicative fact-finding. Stein develops a detailed innovative theory which sets aside the traditional vision of evidence law as facilitating the discovery of the truth. Combining probability theory, epistemology, economic analysis, and moral philosophy, he argues  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Stein
ISBN: 0198257368 9780198257363
OCLC Number: 60596192
Description: xvi, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Groundwork --
Epistemological corollary --
Understanding the law of evidence through paradoxes of rational belief --
Evidence law : what is it for? --
Cost-efficiency --
Allocation of the risk of error in criminal trials --
Allocation of the risk of error in civil litigation.
Responsibility: Alex Stein.
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