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Law 249 - Law of Evidence

(Half Unit in 2nd Term)

This course introduces students to the principles of the law of evidence in criminal cases. It also introduces students to the nature and theory of proof. These general issues are developed through the study of particular topics such as the burden and standard of proof; confessions and illegally obtained evidence; disputed identification evidence and other warnings to the jury; hearsay; the credibility of witnesses; and bad character evidence.

This course is available to final year students only and is compulsory if you intend to practice in Northern Ireland.

Assessment

Coursework 50%, Exam 50%

Recommended Reading

Murphy on Evidence, Murphy

The Modern Law of Evidence, Keane

The Law of Evidence, Dennis

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