"Off the record" admissions

It's not uncommon for a suspect to disclose their involvement in an offence to investigators "off the record", but protest their innocence or make no comment when formally interviewed.Why someone would do this is difficult to understand. It would appear far more logical for a person to approach their dealings with police with a particular …

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"Off the record" admissions

It's not uncommon for a suspect to disclose their involvement in an offence to investigators "off the record", but protest their innocence or make no comment when formally interviewed.Why someone would do this is difficult to understand. It would appear far more logical for a person to approach their dealings with police with a particular …

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Jury directions report released

The VLRC report into jury directions I posted about a couple of weeks ago was tabled in Parliament yesterday. (There was no mention of video replays in cases of erroneous jury charges. Maybe next time.)As predicted, the VLRC recommends legislative change that will require the leave of the Court of Appeal before consideration of an …

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