Use of Bayesian Belief Networks in legal reasoning

  title={Use of Bayesian Belief Networks in legal reasoning},
  author={Paul E. M. Huygen},
The principles of Bayesian probability and Bayesian belief networks, and their applicability for judicial reasoning are briefly explained. As an example, a Bayesian belief network model has been constructed that compares the probabilities of two hypothesised causes of a single-car accident. It is concluded that Bayesian belief networks can be a suitable tool for lawyers to analyse the evidence in judicial cases, as well as a suitable tool to train students to perform those analyses and to avoid… CONTINUE READING
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