A new use case for argumentation support tools: supporting discussions of Bayesian analyses of complex criminal cases

Prakken, H., 2020, In : Artificial Intelligence and Law. 28, 1, p. 27-49 23 p.

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In this paper a new use case for legal argumentation support tools is considered: supporting discussions about analyses of complex criminal cases with the help of Bayesian probability theory. By way of a case study, two actual discussions between experts in court cases are analysed on their argumentation structure. In this study the usefulness of several recognised argument schemes is confirmed, a new argument scheme for arguments from statistics are proposed, and an analysis is given of debates between experts about the validity of their arguments. From a practical point of view the case study yields insights into the design of support software for discussions about Bayesian analyses of complex criminal cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-49
Number of pages23
JournalArtificial Intelligence and Law
Issue number1
Early online date9-Oct-2018
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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