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Article: The Confession of a Co-Accused

TitleThe Confession of a Co-Accused
Authors
Issue Date1994
PublisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htm
Citation
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 1994, v. 6, p. 366-391 How to Cite?
AbstractThe recent holding of the Court of Criminal Appeal in Chin Seow Noi v PP [[1994] 1 SLR 135] that a conviction may be founded entirely on the confession of a co-accused has caused quite a stir amongst the legal profession. This discussion hopes to analyse afresh the rationale for the admissibility of the confession of a co-accused and the need for supporting evidence to sustain a conviction. It argues that although a good reason exists for the admissibility of such confessions, they ought to be limited to statements made before the commencement of police investigations. It also argues that, in view of the unique dangers associated with the use of such confessions, there is much wisdom in the traditional requirement of independent supporting evidence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198495
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dc.contributor.authorHor, MYMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T07:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-07T07:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.citationSingapore Academy of Law Journal, 1994, v. 6, p. 366-391en_US
dc.identifier.issn0218-2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198495-
dc.description.abstractThe recent holding of the Court of Criminal Appeal in Chin Seow Noi v PP [[1994] 1 SLR 135] that a conviction may be founded entirely on the confession of a co-accused has caused quite a stir amongst the legal profession. This discussion hopes to analyse afresh the rationale for the admissibility of the confession of a co-accused and the need for supporting evidence to sustain a conviction. It argues that although a good reason exists for the admissibility of such confessions, they ought to be limited to statements made before the commencement of police investigations. It also argues that, in view of the unique dangers associated with the use of such confessions, there is much wisdom in the traditional requirement of independent supporting evidence.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSingapore Academy of Law Journalen_US
dc.titleThe Confession of a Co-Accuseden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHor, MYM: mhor@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.volume6en_US
dc.identifier.spage366en_US
dc.identifier.epage391en_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US
dc.identifier.ssrn673141-

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