Various fields of American law have different standards of proof. This represents just how much the accusing side has to do before the defendant should be deemed responsible.
In criminal law, the standard of proof is sometimes referred to as "beyond a shadow of a doubt." Someone dealing with criminal allegations will want to know what that entails so this article takes a look.
A Reasonable Person
At the center of everything in criminal law is the idea of a reasonable person judging the facts.