Presuming Innocence

RA Duff

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696796
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742293 | DOI:
Presuming Innocence

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This chapter discusses some aspects of the Presumption of Innocence (PoI) — a topic to which Ashworth has returned several times in recent years. It focuses on two questions about the meaning and implications of the PoI in the criminal trial: one concerns its implications for the allocation of persuasive or evidential burdens; the other concerns the meaning of ‘innocence’.

Keywords: presumption of innocence; criminal trial; persuasive burden; evidential burden; innocence

Chapter.  8514 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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