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Evidential legal reasoning, crossing civil law and common law traditions, edited by Jordi Ferrer Beltrán, Carmen Vázquez.

This book offers a transnational perspective of evidentiary problems, drawing on insights from different systems and legal traditions. It avoids the isolated manner of analyzing evidence and proof within each Common Law and Civil Law tradition. Instead, it features contributions from leading authors in the evidentiary field from a variety of jurisdictions and offers an overview of essential topics that are of both theoretical and practical interest. The collection examines evidence not only as a transnational field, but in a cross-disciplinary context. Each chapter engages with the interdisciplinary themes cutting through the issues discussed, benefiting from the expertise and experience of their diverse authors
Table Of Contents
Evidence as a multi-disciplinary field : what do the law and the discipline of law have to offer? / William Twining -- New directions for evidence science, complex adaptative systems, and a possibly unprovable hypothesis about human flourishing / Ronald J. Allen -- The transformation of Chinese evidence theories and system : from objectivity to relevancy / Baosheng Zhang and Ping Yang -- Truth finding and the mirage of inquisitorial process / Adrian A.S. Zuckerman -- Evidential remedies for procedural rights violations : comparative criminal evidence law and empirical research / Sarah Summers -- Common law evidence and the common law of human rights : towards a harmonic convergence? / John Jackson -- Group-deliberative virtues and legal epistemology / Amalia Amaya -- On probatory ostension and inference / Giovanni Tuzet -- Inferences in judicial decisions about facts / Michele Taruffo -- Silence as evidence / Hock Lai Ho -- Sanctions for acts or sanctions for actors? / Frederick Shauer -- From institutional to epistemic authority : rethinking court appointed experts / Carmen Vázquez -- Latent justice : fingerprint evidence and the limits of adversarialism in England, Australia and New Zealand / Gary Edmond -- Prevention and education : the path towards better forensic science evidence / Marina Gascón Abellán -- Evidentiary practices and risks of wrongful conviction : an empirical perspective / Mauricio Duce J. -- Burdens of proof and choice of law / Dale A. Nance -- Is it possible to formulate a precise and objective standard of proof? Some questions based on an argumentative approach to evidence / Daniel González Lagier -- Prolegomena to a theory of standards of proof : the test case for state liability for undue pre-trial detention / Jordi Ferrer Beltrán
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