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Evidence of Bad Character 3rd ed (eBook)


ISBN13: 9781509900053
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
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This is the third edition of John Spencer's now well established book which seeks to explain this complex area of law for the benefit of judges, criminal practitioners and academics teaching the law of evidence.

In the past, the rule excluding evidence of the defendant's general bad character and disposition to commit the offence was sometimes described as one of the most hallowed rules of evidence; Lord Sankey, in Maxwell v DPP, referred to it as '...one of the most deeply rooted and jealously guarded principles of our criminal law.'

In reality it was not particularly ancient, and in recent years was increasingly attacked. On technical grounds the body of law surrounding it was criticised as over-complicated and inconsistent, and more radical critics condemned it as unduly favourable to the guilty. In response to this, the law was completely recast in Part II of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

This book, now updated to take into account a raft of new cases, offers a thorough analysis of the bad character provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in the light of the way in which they have been interpreted by the courts.

Subjects:
Evidence, eBooks
Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. DEFINITION OF 'BAD CHARACTER'
3. THE BAD CHARACTER OF NON-DEFENDANTS
4. EVIDENCE OF THE DEFENDANT'S BAD CHARACTER
5. PRACTICAL ISSUES

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