The Yale Law Journal

Brian Netter


A Quantitative Look at the Two-Suspect Scenario

Brian Netter

115 Yale L.J. 1167 (2006)

Two men are placed at the scene of a homicide. Each has an unsavory past and either could be the murderer--or an innocent man. It all depends on whether a witness should be believed, how the evidence is pieced together, and how the prosecutor decides to proceed. Should he tr…