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Silence in suspicious circumstances

Owusu-Bempah, Abenaa ORCID: 0000-0001-6674-0018 (2014) Silence in suspicious circumstances. Criminal Law Review, 2014 (2). pp. 126-135. ISSN 0011-135X

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Analyses the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 ss.36 and 37 that permit adverse inferences to be drawn from a defendant's failure to account for suspicious objects, substances and marks or his or her suspicious presence at a location when questioned by police. Considers: (1) the meaning of "account for" in this context; (2) the circumstances when an adverse inference direction may be made under ss.36 or 37; (3) the implications of their lack of a reasonableness requirement; and (4) the relationship between ss.36 and 37 and the defendant's access to legal advice.

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Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 13:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:58

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