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Recognising propensity

Redmayne, Mike (2011) Recognising propensity. Criminal Law Review, 2011 (3). pp. 177-198. ISSN 0011-135X

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Abstract

Evidence of a defendant's propensity to commit offences is admissible under the bad character provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. This article explores how propensity is understood under the Act, and in particular examines the distinction that is drawn between propensity and "coincidence& quot; cases. It highlights a number of misunderstandings, including some which, if acted on, may render convictions unsafe.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2011 Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited.
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2011 15:52
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32748/

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