Killing Kaplanism: Flawed methodologies, the standard of proof and modernity

@article{CullerneBown2018KillingKF,
  title={Killing Kaplanism: Flawed methodologies, the standard of proof and modernity},
  author={William Cullerne Bown},
  journal={The International Journal of Evidence \& Proof},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={229 - 254}
}
Attempts to establish a quantitative framework for policy-making in the criminal justice system in recent decades have coalesced around the problem of the standard of proof and Kaplan’s influential 1968 paper. The central thread of work continues to use an equation he put forward while abandoning some of his foundational assumptions, an approach I call ‘Kaplanism’. Despite a growing awareness of deficiencies, elements of this school of thought, such as the parsing of concerns into the two… 

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