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Truth, Error, and Criminal Law: An Essay in Legal Epistemology


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Mai 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Examines the problems in the epistemology of law and the function of a criminal court.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Thinking about error in the law; 2. The unraveling of reasonable doubt; 3. Fixing the standard of proof; 4. Innocence, the burden of proof, and the puzzle of affirmative defenses; 5. Evaluating evidence and procedures; 6. Silent defendants, silent witnesses, and lobotomized jurors; 7. Confessions, poison fruit, and other exclusions; 8. Double jeopardy and false acquittals: letting felons and judges off the hook?; 9. Dubious motives for flawed rules: the clash between values.

Portrait

Larry Laudan is Principal Investigator at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and president-elect of the Peirce Society. He is the author of many books, most recently Beyond Positisms and Relativism, and The Book of Risks.

Pressestimmen

'Laudan has written an estimable book, one that deserves a wide audience. His arguments are of consistently high calibre and his conclusions are provocative.' Criminal Law and Philosophy
EAN: 9780521730358
ISBN: 052173035X
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Philosoph'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 238 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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