Evidence of Bad Character

Current project status

  • Initiation: Could include discussing scope and terms of reference with lead Government Department
  • Pre-consultation: Could include approaching interest groups and specialists, producing scoping and issues papers, finalising terms of project
  • Consultation: Likely to include consultation events and paper, making provisional proposals for comment
  • Policy development: Will include analysis of consultation responses. Could include further issues papers and consultation on draft Bill
  • Reported: Usually recommendations for law reform but can be advice to government, scoping report or other recommendations

This project is complete. Our recommendations were implemented in the Criminal Justice Act 2003

A review of the law of England and Wales as it relates to evidence of previous misconduct in criminal proceedings and the related trial process.


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Project details

Area of law

Criminal law