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Hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings

Author: John R Spencer
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Ore. : Hart Pub., 2008.
Series: Criminal law library, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Criminal Justice Act 2003 re-wrote the hearsay evidence rule for the purpose of criminal proceedings, enacting the recommendations of the Law Commission together with some proposals from the Auld Review. Since the new provisions came into force a body of case-law has interpreted them and, in particular, given guidance as to how the new 'inclusionary discretion'. should be exercised. Following the style of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Spencer, John R., LL. B.
Hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings.
Oxford ; Portland, Ore. : Hart Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2008275343
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Spencer
ISBN: 9781847314314 1847314317
OCLC Number: 560615585
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 341 pages).
Contents: Half title page; Title page; Title verso; Preface; Contents; Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Table of Treaties; 1 Introduction; 2 Hearsay and the European Convention on Human Rights; 3 The Scope of the Reform, the Shape of the New Exclusionary Rule and the New Scheme of Exceptions; 4 Hearsay Admitted by Agreement; 5 The 'Inclusionary Discretion' and the General Discretion to Exclude; 6 Statements of Witnesses who are Unavailable (CJA 2003, Section 116); 7 Documentary Hearsay (CJA 2003, Section 117); 8 Other Statutory Exceptions. 9 Preserved Common Law Exceptions (CJA 2003, Section 118)10 Confessions (and Other Extra- Judicial Statements by Defendants); 11 Multiple Hearsay; 12 The Rule Against Narrative; 13 Videotaped Evidence-in-Chief; 14 Other Matters: Experts (CJA 2003, Section 127) and Proof of Documents (Section 133); 15 Practical Issues; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Index.
Series Title: Criminal law library, v. 5.
Responsibility: J.R. Spencer.

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