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Cross-examination of sexual assault complainants on previous sexual behaviour: views from the barristers' row

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This study constitutes the largest empirical study of the use of previous sexual behaviour evidence in sexual offence trials in the courts of England and Wales ever conducted. It is impossible to understand how such evidence is handled in trials merely from reading reported judgments, because these reflect only cases which the defence has appealed to the Court of Appeal on the basis that such evidence was wrongly excluded by the trial judge, since the prosecution does not have an equivalent r...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Criminal Law Review Journal website
Volume:
2019
Issue:
2
Pages:
77-114
Publication date:
2019-01-14
Acceptance date:
2018-11-13
ISSN:
0011-135X
Source identifiers:
951527
Language:
English
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pubs:951527
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uuid:137d1bd9-da86-43fc-a10f-f4a18e41ff30
Local pid:
pubs:951527
Deposit date:
2018-12-11

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