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Presumption of Innocence (Burden of Proof and Presumptions)

This exercise provides a general introduction to constitutional limitations on the assignment of burdens of proof and the creation of evidentiary presumptions.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the constitutional limitations on the assignment of burdens of proof.
2. Define burden of production.
3. Define burden of persuasion.
4. Define what it mean to have proved an element beyond a reasonable doubt.
5. Identify the creation of evidentiary presumptions.

Lesson Completion Time

35 minutes
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CRIM10