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Public Proof in Courts and Jury Trials: Relevant for pTA Citizens' Juries?

Mireille Hildebrandt and Serge Gutwirth
Science, Technology, & Human Values
Vol. 33, No. 5 (Sep., 2008), pp. 582-604
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29734056
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

This article explores the "fair trial" as a good practice for the construction of public proof. If proof signifies closure on matter(s) at hand, and publicness is taken to signify both "access to" and "participation in" the construction of proof by the publics concerned, the authors contend that the "fair trial" is a good example of building public proof and that its backbone constraints can be of great interest to the defenders and advocates of participative Technology Assessment (pTA), especially citizens' juries.

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