LLB Criminal Evidence

Student studying lecture notesModule leader: Dr Imogen Jones

Module description:

This module explores the rules and principles that regulate the trial stage of the criminal process. The module is socio-legal in its approach, placing as much emphasis on the theoretical and political context of rules as the content of those rules. It also challenges students to consider a normative agenda. Topics to be covered include the following;

  • Models of proof
  • Adversarial techniques
  • Principles of criminal evidence
  • Burden and standard of proof
  • Relevance
  • Inferences and Bayesian reasoning

In addition, a number of specific evidential rules will be examined. This may include: vulnerable witnesses, character evidence, hearsay evidence, double jeopardy, confessions and improperly obtained evidence. 




The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.