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Bad character evidence and reprehensible behaviour

Abstract:

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 ushered in a new system for determining the admissibility of bad character evidence in criminal proceedings. Unfortunately, this system is riddled with anomalies and plagued by obscurity. These problems contaminate its core as it is unclear what constitutes ‘bad character’ evidence. This uncertainty is in large part due to the fact that the Act offers little clue as to the meaning of the words ‘reprehensible behaviour’, evidence of which is ‘bad character’ eviden...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1350/ijep.2008.12.2.116

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Evidence and Proof More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
116-140
Publication date:
2008-04-01
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EISSN:
1740-5572
ISSN:
1365-7127
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pubs:605143
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uuid:fcf52084-0e34-42f9-8704-acdd2327c3df
Local pid:
pubs:605143
Source identifiers:
605143
Deposit date:
2016-03-04

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