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Titolo:
Character evidence and the object of trial
Autore:
Sanchirico, CW;
Indirizzi:
Univ Virginia, Sch Law, Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA Univ Virginia Charlottesville VA USA 22903 Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA
Titolo Testata:
COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW
fascicolo: 6, volume: 101, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1227 - 1311
SICI:
0010-1958(200110)101:6<1227:CEATOO>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COSTLY LEGAL-SYSTEM; ECONOMIC-ANALYSIS; REPEAT OFFENDERS; LAW; LITIGATION; LIABILITY; ACCURACY; PRIVATE; INFORMATION; DETERRENCE;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Citazioni:
163
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sanchirico, CW Univ Virginia, Sch Law, 580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA Univ Virginia 580 Massie Rd Charlottesville VA USA 22903 SA
Citazione:
C.W. Sanchirico, "Character evidence and the object of trial", COLUMB LAW, 101(6), 2001, pp. 1227-1311

Abstract

Evidence of an individual's character may not in general be offered to prove that she acted in conformity with that character on a particular occasion. Most analyses of this general rule-and its many exceptions-start from the premise that trial is at heart an exercise in finding facts. Yet a clear and robust rationale for the rules governing character evidence has yet to be found on this basis. This Article views trial and character evidence in a different light. Trial is regarded as but one part of the overall mechanism by which the state regulates behavior in the larger world outside the courtroom. The Article focuses specifically on trial's role in the provision of incentives that induce individuals to account for the welfare of others in their daily activities. It is shown that the rules governing character evidence are much easier to explain-and so more fruitfully evaluated-when Mal is explicitly placed in this broader context. From this finding the Article draws the larger lesson that the real object of trial lies more in shaping events than in sorting them out after the fact.

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