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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 4 15:31 Difference between the presumption of innocence and the presumption of guilt (one is practical and one is legal) Innocence: Considered innocent by the law until proven guilty Guilt: A prediction about the outcome of the case (if all the good evidence shows that he/she is guilty then will have a guilty verdict) Presumption of Guilt (pg 8): Or Presumption of sufficient evidence If every piece of evidence I have will be admissible in court, this person will very likely be found guilty. Objective: pragmatic/practical; I only want to spend time on cases that will lead to a conviction. Presumption of Innocence (pg 9, 14): We, and nobody else, determine if you are guilty under the LAW. Facts alone are not enough. They need to be clean. Until we have not heard everything you are innocent. Objective: Safeguarding proper procedure...
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