Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3072H: Aspects of Evidence
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- Nature of evidence; relevance; burden and standard of proof.
- The rule against Hearsay and exceptions to it.
- Evidence in Chief; previous statements
- Cross-Examination including sexual complainants
- Categories of witness including vulnerable witnesses such as children and sexual complainants; expert witnesses and identification witnesses.
The content of the law is evaluated within a critical framework involving notions of truth, fact and probability, as well as the findings of forensic psychology.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||4||4 x 1 hour tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||24||12 x 2 hour video recorded lectures|
|Guided Independent study||82||Reading and preparing for tutorials|
|Guided Independent study||40||Researching and writing essays|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).