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Article: A Defendant's 'Good Character' in a Criminal Trial

TitleA Defendant's 'Good Character' in a Criminal Trial
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2005, v. 34 n. 3, p. 581-614 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article sets out the main complexities and indeterminacies in the current law relating to the admission of evidence of a criminal defendant's good character in a criminal trial. Specific attention is given to problems in directing juries in this area, with special reference to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Court of Final Appeal decision in Tang Siu Man. The article explores the present and potential relevance of good character evidence, concluding that such evidence is currently misunderstood and undervalued. Finally, a skeleton outline of a simplified and more coherent and principled approach to good character evidence is provided.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74728
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorBrabyn, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:04:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:04:19Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2005, v. 34 n. 3, p. 581-614en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74728-
dc.description.abstractThis article sets out the main complexities and indeterminacies in the current law relating to the admission of evidence of a criminal defendant's good character in a criminal trial. Specific attention is given to problems in directing juries in this area, with special reference to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Court of Final Appeal decision in Tang Siu Man. The article explores the present and potential relevance of good character evidence, concluding that such evidence is currently misunderstood and undervalued. Finally, a skeleton outline of a simplified and more coherent and principled approach to good character evidence is provided.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleA Defendant's 'Good Character' in a Criminal Trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=34&issue=3&spage=581&epage=614&date=2005&atitle=A+Defendant%27s+%27Good+Character%27+in+a+Criminal+Trialen_HK
dc.identifier.emailBrabyn, J: hrllbjm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros97312en_HK
dc.identifier.volume34-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage581-
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