Title

Expert systems in case-based law : the rule against hearsay

Publisher

University of British Columbia

Date Issued

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Laws - LLM

Program

Law

Description

The rule against hearsay of evidence law, and its exceptions, can be explained with a simple heuristic device. Where the circumstances surrounding the making of the hearsay statement indicate that the declarant perceived the matters reported accurately, believed and remembered what she saw when she reported it, and intended to accurately report it, the evidence appears reliable and is admissible in court. This theory is used as the basis for building an expert system to advise lawyers about admissibility of hearsay evidence. The expert whose knowledge forms the basis of this expert system is Professor M. T. MacCrimmon of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Subject(s)

Evidence, Hearsay; Information storage and retrieval systems -- Law

Date Available

2010-08-25

Rights

For non-commercial purposes only, such as research, private study and education. Additional conditions apply, see Terms of Use https://open.library.ubc.ca/terms_of_use.

DOI

10.14288/1.0077711

Affiliation

Law, Peter A. Allard School of

ID

1.0077711

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