Recorded Seminar: Crown Witnesses and Character Evidence


Recorded: 7 January 2022, 80 minutes

In this seminar, Professor Sankoff examines the rules governing the admission of character evidence adduced by the defence. Though bad character evidence tendered against the accused got most of the attention, there are important things to know about how character evidence could be used FOR the accused. This seminar examines when and how you can tender evidence about third party suspects, the victim or complainant and even the co-accused. It also considers how bad character can be adduced against a testifying witness.