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Murphy on Evidence

Murphy on Evidence (15th edn)

Richard Glover
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p. 49915. Character evidence II

Evidence of bad characterlocked

p. 49915. Character evidence II

Evidence of bad characterlocked

  • Richard GloverRichard GloverSenior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wolverhampton


This chapter discusses the evidence of bad character in criminal cases since the abolition of the common law rules relating to it. It covers the definition of bad character under ss. 98 and 112 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003; evidence of bad character of accused and the admissible gateways under s. 101; evidence of bad character of persons other than accused under s. 100; safeguards in relation to evidence of bad character under s. 103; and other statutory provisions dealing with bad character, in particular those dealing with sexual history questioning: s. 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

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