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    Intermediaries, vulnerable people and the quality of evidence

    Cooper, Penelope and Mattison, M. (2017) Intermediaries, vulnerable people and the quality of evidence. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof 21 (4), pp. 351-370. ISSN 1365-7127.

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    Abstract

    Since 2004, witness intermediaries have been utilised across the justice system in England and Wales. Two witness intermediary schemes based on the English model have also been introduced in Northern Ireland (2013), and more recently, in New South Wales, Australia (2016). The purpose of the intermediary in these jurisdictions is to facilitate the questioning of vulnerable witnesses, but there are clear differences in the application of the role. This paper presents the first comparative review of the three related intermediary models, and highlights the pressing need for further research into the efficacy and development of the role in practice.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cross-examination, evidence, ground rules hearings, intermediary, vulnerable witness
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 11:19
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 18:06
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19844

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