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Challenging the law on sexual history evidence : a response to Dent and Paul.

McGlynn, Clare (2018) 'Challenging the law on sexual history evidence : a response to Dent and Paul.', Criminal law review., 2018 (3). pp. 216-228.


Responds to an article by N. Dent and S. Paul, "In defence of section 41", Crim. L.R. 2017, 8, 613-627, defending current policy on use of sexual history evidence in trials under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 s.41, with reference to R. v Evans (Chedwyn) (CA). Challenges their rejection of criticisms of the current regime, including that it may cause victim blaming and that Evans opens the floodgates to admitting such evidence.

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Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Criminal Law Review following peer review. The definitive published version McGlynn, Clare (2018). Challenging the law on sexual history evidence: a response to Dent and Paul. Criminal Law Review 2018(3): 216-228 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Date accepted:22 November 2017
Date deposited:15 February 2018
Date of first online publication:March 2018
Date first made open access:28 February 2019

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