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
Date Written: 1998
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
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