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    Some days back while watching a trial I saw a defense attorney show a
    chart to the jury. It was to illustrate the concept of 'burden of
    proof beyond a reasonable doubt'. Basically, the chart showed a man
    climbing up a flight of stairs with a burden of proof threshold
    written next to each step. Eg., scintilla of evidence - not
    guilty',......, 'preponderance of evidence - not guilty', 'proof
    beyond a reasonable doubt - guilty'. The aim of the chart being to
    convey the message that the burden of proof in a criminal case is very
    high. Anyone know where this chart could be obtained or any other
    interesting visual to illustrate the concept?

    Thanks in advance.

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    "Beyond a reasonable doubt" visual/chart.


    "HelpfulJoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:d384dd12.0406231842[email protected] om...
    Some days back while watching a trial I saw a defense attorney show a chart to the jury. It was to illustrate the concept of 'burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt'. Basically, the chart showed a man climbing up a flight of stairs with a burden of proof threshold written next to each step. Eg., scintilla of evidence - not guilty',......, 'preponderance of evidence - not guilty', 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt - guilty'. The aim of the chart being to convey the message that the burden of proof in a criminal case is very high. Anyone know where this chart could be obtained or any other interesting visual to illustrate the concept?
    Do a google or make one yourself. And be sure to add 'clear and convincing
    evidence - not guilty' to it.


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      &quot;Beyond a reasonable doubt&quot; visual/chart.

      "Zen Cohen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
      "HelpfulJoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] om...
      Some days back while watching a trial I saw a defense attorney show a chart to the jury. It was to illustrate the concept of 'burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt'. Basically, the chart showed a man climbing up a flight of stairs with a burden of proof threshold written next to each step. Eg., scintilla of evidence - not guilty',......, 'preponderance of evidence - not guilty', 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt - guilty'. The aim of the chart being to convey the message that the burden of proof in a criminal case is very high. Anyone know where this chart could be obtained or any other interesting visual to illustrate the concept?
      Do a google or make one yourself. And be sure to add 'clear and convincing evidence - not guilty' to it.

      Thanks. I guess I'll make something myself.

      scintilla of evidence - not guilty
      clear and convincing evidence - not guilty
      preponderance of evidence - not guilty


      Anything else...? The one I saw had quite a few others that I cannot recollect.

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      • #4
        &quot;Beyond a reasonable doubt&quot; visual/chart.


        "HelpfulJoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
        news:[email protected] om...
        scintilla of evidence - not guilty clear and convincing evidence - not guilty preponderance of evidence - not guilty Anything else...? The one I saw had quite a few others that I cannot
        recollect.

        Order should be scintilla, preponderance, clear and convincing. There are
        other possibilities but do you really need more than these to make a point?


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