20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The Law of Criminal Evidence is that body of rules which determines what material may be used to prove or disprove the criminal offence alleged to have been committed by an accused. The module looks at what evidence can be presented, the way in which it can be presented, orally or by written statement, who can give evidence and the circumstances in which it can be given. The aim of the module is to provide students with knowledge of the basic principles of the law and an understanding of how these principles operate within the criminal trial and pre-trial process.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to final year law students.

Staff Contact: PURSHOUSE JOE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam

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