Overview

standard of proof


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The degree of proof required for any fact in issue in litigation, which is established by assessing the evidence relevant to it. In criminal proceedings the standard of proof is proof beyond reasonable doubt. In civil proceedings the standard of proof is proof on the balance of probabilities. See also burden of proof.

Subjects: Law.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.