20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The Law of Criminal Evidence is the body of rules that determine what material may be used to prove or disprove the criminal offence alleged to have been committed by the accused. Specific topics covered include the rules governing witness testimony, the regulation of questioning, the burden of proof, and the operation of exclusionary rules concerning hearsay evidence, confessions and character evidence.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students

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