Criminal Trial And The Accused

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The rules of our system of criminal trial have traditionally been based on the belief that it is better that 10 guilty men should go free than that one innocent man should be convicted. Are these rules today, at a time of growing concern about crime and law and order, unduly favourable to the accused? A discussion by NEIL LAWSON. QC, Member of the Law Commission and Recorder of Folkestone

DAVID NAPLEY, Solicitor and member of the Council of the Law Society

GEORGE TERRY, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire

Chairman MICHAEL ZANDER

Senior Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics

Produced by ADRIAN JOHNSON

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Unknown: Neil Lawson.

Unknown: Michael Zander