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" In our criminal jurisprudence there is a maxim, deservedly eulogised, that it is better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man should suffer... "
A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ... - Page 113
by Thomas Jones Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine - 1828
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An introduction to the study of moral evidence

James Edward Gambier - 1808
...says, that " presumptive evi" dence of felony should be admitted cauti. " ously ; for, the law holds, that it is better " that ten guilty persons should escape, than " that one innocent should suffer." This rule of law manifestly supposes, that presumptive evidence is attended with great...
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An Introduction to the Study of Moral Evidence: Or, of that Species of ...

James Edward Gambier - Evidence - 1808 - 203 pages
...says, that " presumptive evi" dence of felony should be admitted cauti. " ously; for, the law holds, that it is better " that ten guilty persons should escape, than " that one innocent should suffer." This rule of law manifestly supposes, that presumptive evidence is attended with great...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 2

England - 1818
...than themselves. The principle so generally uiforced by wise jurists, and adopted by civilized states, that " it is better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man should unjustly suffer," strongly recognises the danger of those errors to which criminal courts are liable,...
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 5

Phrenology - 1829
...punishing the bad than in rewarding the good. It may be said to reverse the maxim of our modern tribunals, that it is better that ten guilty persons should escape than that one innocent should suffer. The maxim, on the contrary, of that stern justice which inspires the genius of Tragedy...
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American Advocate of Peace, Volumes 1-2

Caleb Sprague Henry, Francis Fellowes - Peace - 1834
...England, in America, and in countries where justice, in her humanity, adopts as one of her maxims, " Better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man should sufTer." True, we sometimes hear of the " glorious uncertainty" of the law. But certainty is the characteristic...
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Yarrow revisited: and other poems

William Wordsworth - Leather bindings (Bookbinding) - 1835 - 244 pages
...whom it is embodied in law. In our criminal jurisprudence there is a maxim, deservedly eulogised , that it is better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man should suffer ; so, also, might it be maintained, with regard to the Poor Laws, that it is better for the...
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India, its state and prospects

Edward Parry Thornton - 1835
...passed into axioms, that " every man should be presumed to be innocent until he is proved guilty," and that " it is better that ten guilty persons should escape than that one innocent man should suffer," should be steadily kept in view. In civil cases, although the the disqualifications of witnesses...
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What does the Church for the people? A sermon, Volume 1

Samuel James Allen - 1835
...2." Suffer not the impulses 1 ' In our criminal jurisprudence there is a maxim deservedly eulogized, that it is better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man should suffer ; so also might it be maintained with regard to the Poor Laws, that it is better for the interests...
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The great metropolis, by the author of 'Random recollections of the Lords ...

James Grant - 1837
...that is an evil which is scarcely worthy of the name, compared with that of convicting the innocent. " Better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man suffer !" So said the excellent Sir Matthew Hale, and so say justice and humanity. He is not a fit...
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The Great Metropolis

James Grant - London (England) - 1838
...that is an evil which is scarcely worthy of the name, compared with that of convicting the innocent. " Better that ten guilty persons should escape, than that one innocent man suffer !" So said the excellent Sir Mathew Hale, and so say justice and humanity. He is not a fit subject...
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