A Tale of Two Presumptions
Author: Stannard, J.E.
Source: Liverpool Law Review, Volume 21, Numbers 2-3, 1999 , pp. 275-295(21)
Abstract:This article examines the use of presumptions of intent within the law of murder, and some of the problems of analysis to which they give rise. It is argued that much of the confusion in the modern law is caused by the failure of the courts to grasp the different functions of different kinds of presumption in the law of evidence, and that this has led to presumptions of a particular kind being used in the present context for a purpose for which they are not really suited.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 INN E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: January 1, 1999