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The Discretion of the Judge *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

Any lack of certainty as to what judicial discretion is may be thought undesirable. For if judicial discretions are dangerous as capable of ... More


The Defendant’s Plea of Innocent in Sexual Abuse Cases

Tim Bakken

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

To counteract the danger of conviction on grounds of a complainant’s/witness’s false, or honest, but mistaken, testimony, adversarial systems might adopt a plea of ‘innocent’, whereby accused persons ... More


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