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Evidence (10th edn)

Roderick Munday
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date: 03 October 2022

p. 2015. Witnesses’ previous consistent statements and the remnants of the rule against narrativelocked

p. 2015. Witnesses’ previous consistent statements and the remnants of the rule against narrativelocked

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

Abstract

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. This chapter discusses the following: the rule against narrative that excludes evidence of previous consistent statements; the five exceptions to the rule against narrative; evidence of distress; the eventual introduction of evidence-in-chief delivered by video recording (Criminal Justice Act 2003, s 137); statements made by the accused when first taxed with incriminating facts; and statements made by the accused when incriminating articles are recovered.

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