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(p. 231) 10. Character Evidence 

(p. 231) 10. Character Evidence
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(p. 231) 10. Character Evidence
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Andrew L-T Choo

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10.1093/he/9780198806844.003.0010
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date: 20 June 2021

Chapter 10 begins with a discussion of the relevance of evidence of character. It then deals with the admissibility of character evidence in civil and criminal proceedings. In civil cases, the admissibility of evidence of a party’s bad character is governed simply by the test of relevance. In criminal proceedings, the entitlement of a defendant to a direction on the significance of his or her good character is taken seriously. The Criminal Justice Act 2003 now provides a comprehensive statement of the law on evidence of bad character in criminal proceedings.

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