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70717 Evidence and Criminal Procedure

Requisite(s): (70218 Criminal Law OR 70217 Criminal Law) AND 70417c Corporate Law AND (70517c Equity and Trusts OR 70516c Equity and Trusts)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
Anti-requisite(s): 71216 Law of Evidence


This subject is based around the provisions of the Evidence Act 1995. Students study aspects of criminal procedure, as well as the rules about the admissibility of evidence. Topics include arrest, bail, police interrogation, the right to silence, types of evidence and the thresholds to the admissibility of evidence including relevance, hearsay, opinion, credibility, character, tendency and coincidence, discretionary exclusions, directions and warnings. Students examine the law reform processes that underpin the rules in NSW and federal courts and study the interpretation of these rules in judicial decisions.

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