Weighing evidence

Muller, M. A. (2019-12)

CITATION: Muller, M.A. 2019. Weighing evidence. Advocate, 32(3):60-61.

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Often different pieces of evidence of different degrees of credibility are submitted in legal proceedings. Then a court “weighs” the evidence and arrives at a conclusion. But how should evidence be weighed? The use of probability theory comes to mind. Examples in this article illustrate this approach.

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