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LAW3106 Evidence
Credit Points: 15
LAW1214 Criminal Law II

This unit examines the law of evidence in Western Australia, examining provisions of the Western Australian Evidence Act 1906 and the Commonwealth Evidence Act 1995.  Students will be introduced to the rules relating to relevant and admissible evidence as a means to resolve facts and issues at trial.  The unit will examine the rules relating to the competence and compellability of witnesses, the rule against hearsay, similar fact evidence, and the right against self-incrimination.  Particular focus on the fairness of adversarial litigation and reforms to substantive evidence will be given.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K61Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
K30Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010