JACKSON STANDARD

Jackson standard. Criminal law. The principle that the standard of review on appeal — when a criminal defen-dant claims that there is insufficient evidence to support the conviction — is to determine whether, after consi-dering the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 99 S.Ct. 2781 (1979). [Cases: Criminal Law 1144.13(3), 1159.2(7).]