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Virtual Autopsy

This article from the Economist Dec 10th 2009 . PERFORMING a postmortem on a murder victim can take days, delaying any criminal investigation. Moreover, pathologists sometimes get only one chance to look for clues when dissecting a body. But Anders Persson, director of Linköping University’s centre for medical image science and visualisation in Sweden, hopes…

Brain Images as Legal Evidence

Check out this paper freely available as a pdf download here. ABSTRACT This paper explores whether brain images may be admitted as evidence in criminal trials under Federal Rule of Evidence 403, which weighs probative value against the danger of being prejudicial, confusing, or misleading to fact finders. The paper summarizes and evaluates recent empirical research relevant to…

The epistemology of legal evidence

A reminder that the bumper issue of EPISTEME is available for free download. See the first paragraph below which discusses the lacuna this issue fills. WALTER SINNOTT-ARMSTRONG AND FREDERICK SCHAUER INTRODUCTION Epistemology and the philosophy of law are both thriving, but it is unfortunate that there is so little interaction between the two. Few books…

Evidence and Law

The latest issue of EPISTEME is a terrific bumper issue devoted to this fascinating topic. As if that’s not news enough, it is available for free download – hurry while stocks last! As plugged by Leiter. Table of Contents – Evidence and Law Special offer – all free issues free until Feb 28 Journal Homepage