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The law's flaws : rethinking trials and errors?

Author: Larry Laudan
Publisher: [London] : College Publications, [2016].
Series: Law and Society, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Laudan
ISBN: 9781848901995 1848901992
OCLC Number: 1106153234
Description: xxi, 203 p. : cuadros ; 24 cm.
Contents: Identifying and Weighing the Errors in the Prosecution of Crimes. Posing the problem : a brief primer on violent crimes, their perpetrators and thier victims --
The social contract : managing crime and protecting the innocent from false conviction --
False outcomes and the social contract --
How and why the current rate of false negatives produces much greater risk of harm for innocent citizens than false positives do --
A Pair of Solutions. Solution (A) : the case for adjusting the standard of proof --
Searching for a solution (B) : burden-warping and the skewing of errors in the defendant's favor --
The ways double jeopardy undermines legal inquiry : jumping on the anglo-saxon bandwagon --
Error Management Beyond the Trial or Plea. Additional court-related sources of reducible harm : bail, sentences, probation and parole --
Where do we go from here? : how to turn a criminal proceeding into a genuine, truth-seeking and harm-reducing instrument of inquiry.
Series Title: Law and Society, 3
Other Titles: Rethinking trial and errors?
Responsibility: Larry Laudan.

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