Wigmore chart

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A Wigmore chart (commonly referred to as Wigmorean analysis) is a graphical method for the analysis of legal evidence in trials, developed by John Henry Wigmore.[1][2] It is an early form of the modern belief network.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anderson et al. (2005), Chapter 5
  2. ^ Wigmore (1913), (1937)
  3. ^ Kadane & Schum (1996) pp66-76


  • Anderson, T.; et al. (2005). Analysis of Evidence (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-67316-X.
  • Kadane, J. B. & Schum, D. A. (1996). A Probabilistic Analysis of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence. New York: Wiley. ISBN 0-471-14182-8.
  • Wigmore, J. H. (1913). "The problem of proof". Illinois Law Review. 8 (2): 77–103.
  • — (1937). The Science of Proof: As Given by Logic, Psychology and General Experience and Illustrated in Judicial Trials (3rd ed.). Boston: Little, Brown.