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Evidence (10th edn)

Roderick Munday
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date: 03 October 2022

p. 50012. Identification evidencelocked

p. 50012. Identification evidencelocked

  • Roderick MundayRoderick MundayBencher of Lincoln’s Inn Fellow Emeritus of Peterhouse, Cambridge Reader Emeritus in Law, University of Cambridge


Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. A committee was set up in the mid-1970s under the chairmanship of Lord Devlin to report on identification evidence and identification procedures. Since publication of the Devlin Report both common law and statute have achieved much in reducing the risk of miscarriages of justice through mistaken identifications. This chapter discusses the following: the inherent unreliability of evidence of identification; the Court of Appeal’s decision in Turnbull; identification procedures and PACE Code D; and assorted methods of identification.

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