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Question: Analyse current UK Law relating to the admissibility of expert opinion evidence in criminal trials.

Answer: As a general proposition, the rule in relation to criminal trials is that opinion evidence is inadmissible; a witness may only testify...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 3420
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 399

Question: Outline the development of the Law of Evidence with reference to the evidence of spouses.

Answer: To be compellable, a witness must first be competent. A witness is competent where he can be lawfully called to give evidence,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2166
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 434

Question: How have the courts blurring of the line between credit and issue affected the law concerning collateral issues and the finality rule? Is there need for reform?

Answer: Cross & Tapper offer an authoritative and well-cited definition of the finality rule: that in general “answers given by a witness to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 3493
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 727

Question: It is time the rule against hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings was abolished and brought into line with the rule in civil proceedings. Discuss.

Answer: The hearsay ruling, one of the biggest exclusionary rules in the law relating to evidence, has often been criticised. There are those...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2007
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 732

Question: When psychologists act as expert witnesses a number of issues are raised surrounding the admissibility of their evidence. Discuss these issues with reference to eyewitness testimony and domestic violence, then make suggestions as to how these issues might be resolved.

Answer: In order to prosecute alleged offences, evidence such as testimony from eyewitness, fingerprint, hair, DNA, etc. which should provided in court accurately....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3252
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 729

Question: Critically evaluate the importance of judicial discretion to exclude evidence, with particular regard to evidence unlawfully, improperly or unfairly obtained and consider how, if at all judicial discretion has been affected by the Human rights act 1998.

Two part question:

1) How important is the discretion to exclude evidence?

2) How much has judicial discretion been affected by the human rights act?

Answer: The introduction of the Human rights act 1998 have in many ways sent shockwaves throughout UK legal institutions, affecting almost every aspect...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 2365
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 733

Question: Assess the Law with respect to the competence and compellability of spouses in criminal proceedings.

Answer: This assignment considers the law regarding the competence and compellability of spouses in criminal proceedings and whether subsequent reform regarding the compellabilty...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 2990
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 734

Question: How reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?

Answer: Eyewitness testimony is often important or even crucial evidence in a trial. Therefore the reliability of it is an important factor. The...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 1954
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 728

Question: The Woolmington principle.

Answer: The law of evidence implements rules and legal principles that oversee the proof of facts when it concerns a legal proceedings. These...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2181
  • Date submitted: October 07, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6881

Question: The burden of proof

Answer: A party in dispute is required to provide sufficient justifications or evidence of specific standard of clarity that can convince and accepted...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3266
  • Date submitted: December 03, 2013
  • Date written: March, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5299

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