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The course seminars will engage students with; understanding the rules of evidence and the regulation of the admissibility of evidence; the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial; issues surrounding evidence from vulnerable witnesses; issues with expert evidence; hearsay evidence and the reverse burdens of proof; corroboration and similar fact evidence.
|Second Sub Session
|25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
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Scots Law in the area of criminal evidence and procedure is in many respects unique and distinct from that in neighbouring jurisdictions. It has undergone significant review and change since the landmark decision in Cadder v HMA UKSC  UKSC 43. This Level 4 Course will engage directly in critically examining and evaluating the impact of those reviews and procedural changes to some of the key conceptual foundations underpinning the admissibility of evidence in criminal proof in Scotland.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.