11 May 2010
Venue: Mason Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End
'"Call my accuser before my face and I have done." Absent and anonymous witnesses in the criminal trial'
David Ormerod, Professor of Criminal Justice
The lecture examines recent developments in relation to the admissibility in the criminal trial of evidence from absent and/or anonymous witnesses. It questions whether convictions secured in such trials can be fair.
David Ormerod is Professor of Criminal Justice. He is a Barrister, a Bencher of Middle Temple and a member of the Criminal Justice Council. His recent publications include Smith and Hogan, Criminal Law (12th ed). He is a General Editor of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice; and The Criminal Law Review Cases Editor. He writes and lectures regularly for the Judicial Studies Board and the legal profession.
This lecture is accredited with one hour Continuing Professional Development by the Bar Standards Board