Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3072: Aspects of Evidence
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.
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||24||12 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||4.5||3 x 1.5 hour Interactive workshops.|
|Guided Independent study||55||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided Independent study||20||Workshop preparation|
|Guided Independent study||40||Assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent study||6.5||Formative assessment|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).