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Foundations in Criminal Evidence Law

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Nina Jorgensen
Academic year

Module overview

This module offers an introduction into some of the most fundamental rules and principles governing the admission, exclusion, and presentation of evidence in the criminal trial. It provides critical insights into the trial process, the purpose of key restrictions on admissibility, and protections afforded to defendants. The law of evidence developed throughout the centuries in the context of the jury trial but has recently undergone wide-ranging reforms, sometimes driven by controversial policy objectives. The module offers a critical perspective on the English law of evidence and will enable you to consider its underlying purposes and policy objectives, equipping you with the skills needed to apply the law to complex factual situations.

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