Evidence of Bad Character

John R. Spencer April 20, 2020

Evidence of Bad Character John R. Spencer The rule excluding evidence of the defendant s general bad character and disposition to commit the offense has been described as one of the most hallowed rules of evidence In the UK case Maxwell v DPP, Lord Sankey described it as of the most deeply rooted and jealously guarded principles of our criminal law In reality, this rule is not particularly ancient, andThe rule excluding evidence of the defendant s general bad character and disposition to commit the offense has been described as one of the most hallowed rules of evidence In the UK case Maxwell v DPP, Lord Sankey described it as of the most deeply rooted and jealously guarded principles of our criminal law In reality, this rule is not particularly ancient, and in recent years the rule has been increasingly attacked On technical grounds, the body of law surrounding it has been criticized as over complicated and inconsistent, and radical critics have condemned it as unduly favorable to the guilty In response to this, the rule was completely recast in Part II of the UK Criminal Justice Act 2003 This book offers the first thorough analysis of the new provisions The author, an acknowledged expert on the law of evidence, has been engaged in training lawyers and judges on the effect and scope of the new provisions.

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