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Scottish law of evidence by A. B. Wilkinson

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Published by Butterworths in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Evidence (Law) -- Scotland.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementA.B. Wilkinson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKDC888
The Physical Object
Pagination(200)p. ;
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22289286M
ISBN 100406261105

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A distinctive feature of Scots law is the requirement for corroboration of evidence in criminal cases. Corroboration was described by Lord Carloway [] as: “There must first be at least one source of evidence (i.e. the testimony of one witness) that points to the guilt of . The author focusses on fact-finding rather than the complex evidentiary rules which are the subject of most legal scholarship. The book demands to be read by every scholar of Scottish evidence and deserves attention from academics in all common-law jurisdictions. - Peter Duff, Aberdeen University Law School, Chiang Mai University Law Faculty.   N2 - In a controversial book, Evidence Law Adrift, Damaska, probably themost influential, contemporary theorist of comparative criminal procedure,claimed that the law of criminal evidence in Anglo-Americancommon law systems had lost its moorings in its traditional adversarial ideology.1 To what extent is this true of Scottish criminal evidence law?Author: Peter Robert Duff. Wilkinson: The Scottish Law of Evidence Paperback – January 1, by wilkinson-a-b (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" $ Author: wilkinson-a-b.

Book Description: This book gathers leading experts in the field to analyse the recent, major changes in Scots criminal evidence law. The areas affected include: police questioning of suspects, the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in court, hearsay, the admissibility of the accused's previous convictions, the Crown's duty of disclosure and corroboration. Analyses the recent, sweeping changes to Scottish criminal evidence law and what they entail Scottish criminal evidence law has recently undergone major, primarily reactive changes, with more reform on the way. These ad hoc developments are fundamentally altering the basic principles of Scottish criminal evidence which have been in place since the 19th century. This essay is clearly focusing on the aspects of the Scottish Law of evidence, and its fundamental principle, that no one can be convicted for any offence on the bases of single witness evidence. Although the rules of law of evidence are required to all crimes but the main concern of this essay is, that it will consider the two main topics of. SCOTTISH LAW COMMISSION Item 1 of our First Programme of Law Reform Evidence: Report on Hearsay Evidence in Criminal Proceedings To: The Right Honourable the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, QC, Her Majesty's Advocate We have the honour to submit our Report on Hearsay Evidence in Criminal.

Scots Law of Evidence: Programme Report. 2. Scottish Government appointed a senior judge, Lord Carloway, to conduct a wide-ranging review and to make recommendations that “properly and fully meet the requirement to protect the rights of victims and suspects.” 2. The Report of the Carloway Review was published in November and made File Size: KB. This book gathers leading experts in the field to analyse these changes, discern any patterns and ask what the ramifications are for the future of Scottish criminal evidence law. The areas affected include: police questioning of suspects, the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in court, hearsay, the admissibility of the accused's previous Format: Hardcover. Criminal law and evidence research at Edinburgh Law School explores a range of criminal law and criminal justice areas. Members of the criminal law and evidence research area teach a number of courses across all levels. : Digest of the Scottish law of evidence. () by Kirkpatrick, John and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great : Paperback.