Directions to convict

Peter Gillies, Andrew Dahdal

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    Abstract

    This article explores the regularity of judicial directions to convict in a divided trial. Such directions are uncommon, yet current Australian authority sanctions directions of this type. The article will explore the reasons why other jurisdictions, most recently Canada, have limited the ability of judges to instruct juries to convict, and argues that it is time the Australian position is reappraised judicially or otherwise.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)295-306
    Number of pages12
    JournalCriminal law journal
    Volume31
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • directions to convict
    • jury
    • criminal law

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