Prior Identifications and Hearsay: A Note on R. v. Tat

Canadian Criminal Law Review, Vol. 3, pp. 61-68, 1998

8 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2010

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Hamish Stewart

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

In this article, the author argues that where a witness cannot identify the accused at trial, whether witness adopts or repudiates a previous identification, evidence of that previous identification inevitably has a hearsay component, and that admissibility of the prior identification should be considered under the principled approach to hearsay.

Keywords: witness, previous identification, hearsay, admissibility

Suggested Citation

Stewart, Hamish, Prior Identifications and Hearsay: A Note on R. v. Tat (1998). Canadian Criminal Law Review, Vol. 3, pp. 61-68, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1639226

Hamish Stewart (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
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