|Author||: Alan M. Dershowitz|
|Publisher||: Phoenix Books|
|Total Pages||: 548|
|Rating||: 4/5 (080 Downloads)|
Download or read book Beyond a Reasonable Doubt written by Alan M. Dershowitz and published by Phoenix Books. This book was released on 2006-11-01 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This phrase, heard countless times every day in American courtrooms across the country, sets forth the burden of proof placed upon the prosecution in a criminal trial. Yet this cherished principle is not mentioned in the Constitution, nor is it defined by any laws. What, then, does “beyond a reasonable doubt” really mean, and how should it be interpreted and applied? In Beyond a Reasonable Doubt more than 80 distinguished contributors reflect on what this standard really means and how it is applied. Brilliantly dissecting its meaning from every angle, attorneys, judges, novelists, journalists, religious leaders and convicted felons shine a light on the most compelling standard in our legal system.