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Foundations of evidence law / Alex Stein. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Stein, Alex, 1957-
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 248 p. )
Subjects:
Evidence (Law)
Evidence (Law) -- United States.
Evidence (Law) -- England.
Evidence (Law) -- United States
Evidence (Law) -- England
Form/Genre:
Electronic books
Language:
English
Summary:
Alex Stein examines the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems. Combining probability theory epistemology, economic analysis and moral philosophy, he argues that the fundamental purpose of evidence law is to apportion the risk of error in conditions of uncertainty.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-171103-9
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