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Durham University

Durham Law School

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Publication details for Professor Clare McGlynn

McGlynn, Clare (2018). Challenging the law on sexual history evidence: a response to Dent and Paul. Criminal Law Review 2018(3): 216-228.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Responds to an article by N. Dent and S. Paul, "In defence of section 41", Crim. L.R. 2017,
8, 613-627, defending current policy on use of sexual history evidence in trials under the Youth
Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 s.41, with reference to R. v Evans (Chedwyn) (CA).
Challenges their rejection of criticisms of the current regime, including that it may cause victim
blaming and that Evans opens the floodgates to admitting such evidence.