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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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    Default "Beyond a reasonable doubt" visual/chart.


    "HelpfulJoe" <anupmail@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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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?
    Do a google or make one yourself. And be sure to add 'clear and convincing
    evidence - not guilty' to it.



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    Default "Beyond a reasonable doubt" visual/chart.

    "Zen Cohen" <aturny@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<HdtCc.4117$OX2.2802@fe2.texas.rr.com>...
    "HelpfulJoe" <anupmail@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:d384dd12.0406231842.41744170@posting.google.c 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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    Default "Beyond a reasonable doubt" visual/chart.


    "HelpfulJoe" <anupmail@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    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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