Flushing out the mavericks and dogmatic: Identification evidence and Rule 19

McCartney, Carole (2015) Flushing out the mavericks and dogmatic: Identification evidence and Rule 19. In: Inaugural EU International Association of Identification Conference, 9-10 October 2015, Leicester.

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Abstract

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2014 contained new provisions for the testing of expert evidence before admission at trial. The tests included in Rule 19 (previously Rule 33A) are intended to implement changes that were called for by the Law Commission after their extensive work on expert evidence in the justice system. More recently the subject of a Criminal Practice Direction, as well as strongly worded exhortations from the highest judicial offices, the expectation is that with training now being rolled out nationally for advocates, Rule 19 should lead to far more stringent scrutiny of expert evidence prior to, and at trial. As the Law Commissioner has stated – the Rule is there to ‘flush out the mavericks and dogmatic’. This paper will look at the new Rule 19 and considers the impact the Rule and its strict application may have on identification experts and their evidence.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Carole Mccartney
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 12:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25648

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