Jackson Standard Law and Legal Definition

Jackson standard refers to a legal principle determining the objective standard for testing the overall direct or circumstantial evidence. The principle of Jackson standard was developed from Jackson v. Virginia, 543 U.S. 891 (U.S. 2004).

This principle is applied when a criminal defendant claims that there is insufficient evidence to support the conviction. The principle merely provides an additional evidentiary guideline for the jury when considering circumstantial evidence and facilitates appellate review of whether a rational juror could have found the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.[State v. Buckhalter, 480 So. 2d 839 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1985)]