Finder of Fact

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Finder of Fact

In law, person or group assigned to determine whether and how an event occurred. For example, a finder of fact may be asked whether an accused person in fact robbed a bank. The finder of fact is generally a judge or jury. The finder of fact is also called the trier of fact.
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51) As will become clear, however, this criterion is not enough to cover all of the considerations that need to be addressed when dealing with the justifications for beliefs of fact finders in the courtroom.
Among its other tasks, the law of evidence should be concerned with ensuring that knowledge attributions made by fact finders to witnesses or to themselves are made on the basis of adequate and reproducible justifications.
3) Whether the applicable penalty is a fine, probation, or imprisonment, fact finders are expected to apply an identical evidentiary standard in all criminal cases.
A rich body of empirical and experimental studies indicates, however, that fact finders adjust the burden of proof in accordance with size of the applicable sanction.
Referring to the proposed mission, Abed said the fact finders could have problems because many Iraqi government buildings have been destroyed or looted.
When presenting or cross-examining a fact witness, the objective is to capture the attention of the fact finder while skillfully eliciting evidence that supports the client's theory of the case.
As a result, a successful direct of a fact witness is one that makes the fact finder like and respect the witness and gives the fact finder emotional and factual reasons to find in favor of the party who offers the witness.
It helps the fact finders remember it throughout detailed testimony and understand the connection with the conclusion.
When it's over, the fact finders should be totally convinced of the reasonableness of the conclusion.
2) Fact finders tend toward "accommodative: rather than "adjudicative" outcomes (that is, what can be "sold" rather than what is "right").
If you worry about the fact finder losing the chain of events, you can use some looping (i.
That raises the risk the witness will not understand or, worse yet, the fact finder will miss the import of the question and answer.