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The trouble with woon: the selective answering of police questions and the right to pre-trial silence

Roos, Oscar 2006, The trouble with woon: the selective answering of police questions and the right to pre-trial silence, University of New England law journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-29.

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Title The trouble with woon: the selective answering of police questions and the right to pre-trial silence
Author(s) Roos, Oscar
Journal name University of New England law journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 29
Publisher University of New England
Place of publication Armidale, NSW
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1449-2199
Summary The 1964 High Court decision in Woon v The Queen is commonly understood to permit the drawing of an inference of a ‘consciousness of guilt’ when a suspect selectively responds to police questions. It is the author’s contention that, in the light of the emphatic endorsement of the right to pre-trial silence by the High Court in 1993 in Petty v The Queen; Maiden v The Queen, Woon should now be regarded as bad law and should no longer be followed.
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Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, University of New England
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003711

Document type: Journal Article
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