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Rethinking double jeopardy: Justice and finality in criminal process

Dennis, I; (2000) Rethinking double jeopardy: Justice and finality in criminal process. CRIM LAW REV 933 - 951.

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Abstract

A recent Law Commission Consultation Paper has reconsidered the double jeopardy rule. The Paper recommends, inter alia, the enactment of a new exception to the rule to allow for a ri trial where significant new evidence of guilt emerges after acquittal. This article reviews the Commission's proposals and finds them justified, but argues that there is a need to rethink some of the details of the proposed exception.

Type: Article
Title: Rethinking double jeopardy: Justice and finality in criminal process
Keywords: LAW
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/53936
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