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Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study

Published: 2007

Burman, M., Jamieson, L., Nicholson, J. and Brooks, O.(2007), Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study. The Scottish Government.

Summary

This presents the findings from an evaluation of changes to the law of evidence in sex offence trials, restricting the use of evidence and questioning concerning complainers’ sexual history and character.