evidentiary standard

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction / Procedural Law

An evidentiary standard is the legally required amount of evidence necessary to achieve a particular criminal justice purpose.

Common evidentiary standards are reasonable suspicion, probable cause, the preponderance of the evidence, and beyond a reasonable doubt.

These are also referred to as the degree of certitude.

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Last Modified: 06/30/2021


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