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Scottish criminal evidence law : current developments and future trends

Author: Peter Duff; Pamela R Ferguson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book gathers leading experts in the field to analyse the recent, major changes in Scots criminal evidence law. The areas affected include: police questioning of suspects, the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in court, hearsay, the admissibility of the accused's previous convictions, the Crown's duty of disclosure and corroboration.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scottish criminal evidence law.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017478464
(OCoLC)1017574016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Duff; Pamela R Ferguson
ISBN: 9781474414777 147441477X
OCLC Number: 1065537424
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pagaes)
Contents: Introduction / Peter R. Duff, Pamela R. Ferguson --
1. Cadder and beyond: suspects' rights and the public interest / Claire McDiarmid --
2. 'Access to justice' for complainers? The pitfalls of the Scottish government's case to abolish corroboration / Ilona Cairns --
3. The relevance of sexual history and vulnerability in the prosecution of sexual offences / Liz Campbell, Sharon Cowan --
4. 'Similar fact' evidence and Moorov: time for rationalisation? / Fraser P. Davidson --
5. Hearsay in Scots law: rethinking and reforming / Gerry Maher --
6. Eyewitness identification evidence and its problems: recommendations for change / Pamela R. Ferguson --
7. Assessing witness credibility and reliability: engaging experts and disengaging Gage? / Donald Nicolson, Derek P. Auchie --
8. The process of criminal evidence law reform in Scotland: what can we learn? / James Chalmers, Fiona Leverick, Shona W. Stark --
9. Scottish criminal evidence law adrift? / Peter R. Duff.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Duff, Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Aberdeen, and Pamela R Ferguson, Professor of Scots Law, University of Dande.

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