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The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen Jan 1962

The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen

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The 1961 report of the Jurimetrics Committee of the American
Association of American Law Schools describes the interests of
the committee in investigating
1. the possible usefulness of programmed self-instructional
materials in legal education,
2. the use of symbolic logic as an analytic tool for detecting
and controlling syntactic ambiguity in written legal documents,
3. the possible use of electronic computers and other methods
of automatic data retrieval as aids in doing legal research,
4. the utility of semantics (including general semantics and
recent development in linguistics) for improving communication
in law,
5. the quantitative analysis of various aspects of ...


From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession Dec 1932

From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession

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RECALLING Bentham's assertion that the grand jury had been per-forming no useful function since the beginning of modern prosecu-tion, and remarking the unanimity of modern expert studies to the same effect, the Report on Prosecution by the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement concludes:

"that under modern conditions the grand jury is seldom better than a rubber stamp of the prosecuting attorney and has ceased to perform or be needed for the function for which it was established and for which it was retained throughout the centuries; that .... an unnecessary work burden upon the administration of justice .... should ...