THE ADVERSARY'S WITNESS: CROSS-EXAMINATION AND PROOF OF PRIOR INCONSISTENT STATEMENTS

Authors

  • ALAN W BRYANT

Abstract

The cross-examination and proof of a previous inconsistent statement of an adversary's witness frequently occurs in our courts. This article examines the common law and statutory rules of evidence which govern this method of impeachment and challenges the traditional interpretation of these rules. The concluding part of the article is an assessment of the corresponding sections of the proposed Canada Evidence Act, 1982.

Keywords:

Evidence

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Published

1984-03-01

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Legal Commentary

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