The meaning of ‘reasonable belief in consent’ under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the admissibility of bad character evidence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003: R v Hepburn [2020] EWCA Crim 820

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Abstract

This case note analyses the Court of Appeal's judgment in R v Hepburn [2020] EWCA Crim 820 on (1) the meaning of ‘reasonable belief in consent’ under s.1(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and (2) the admissibility of bad character evidence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-511
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Criminal Law
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

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