The Confessions Rule – Part 1 – Steven Penney


11am MST, Friday, 12 May 2023

Professor Penney will examine the latest developments in the law of confessions, including the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in R v Tessier, the meaning of the “person in authority” requirement, operating mind, inducements, oppression, voir dire procedures, derived confessions, corroboration, and the “Mr. Big” rule.

Steven Penney is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton, he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He researches, teaches, and consults in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence, substantive criminal law, privacy, and law and technology. He is co-author of Criminal Procedure in Canada and co-editor of Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, a member of the advisory boards of the Alberta Law Review and Canadian Journal of Law & Justice, and Chair of the Centre for Constitutional Studies advisory board.

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