The article focuses on the Australian Uniform Evidence Law (UEL), a coincidence rule for the assessment of probative values. It mentions that UEL reflects the relevance of evidence at common law which is regarded as its probative value as defined under section 98 of the Evidence Act 1995. It discusses the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) cases DSJ v. R and NS v. R, in which appellate decisions were made relating to the purpose of coincidence evidence.
- Uniform Evidence Law
- Coincidence evidence
- Significant probative value
- Role of trial judge and fact-finder
- Alternative inferences