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Robust Trust in Expert Testimony
Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies
The standard of proof in criminal trials should require that the evidence presented by the prosecution is robust. This requirement of robustness says that it must be unlikely that additional information would change the probability that the defendant is guilty. Robustness is difficult for a judge to estimate, as it requires the judge to assess the possible effect of information that the he or she does not have. This article is concerned with expert witnesses and proposes a method for reviewingdoaj:673e09e2d59747d4bed3791744dfb6a2 fatcat:ep2m647ufbek7ftb6ljzexxjyq