Law Q&A: Evidence of a person's character

In the latest in our series of answers to officers' questions, David Pickover explores issues around the disclosure of evidence relating to a defendant's previous character.

Law Q&A: Evidence of a person's character

Date - 6th March 2014
By - David Pickover - Police Oracle
QuestionThe Criminal Justice Act 2003 allows evidence of a person’s bad character to be given in a trial with a view to showing that the accused had a propensity to commit the offence charged.I am slightly puzzled by section 103(2) of the act...
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