Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 49A published

Update 49A, February 2016

[4-200] Tendency, coincidence and background evidence The text at [4-225] Tendency evidence has been revised to incorporate the decision of Hughes v R [2015] NSWCCA 330. The decision sets out the approach a court should take in determining whether tendency evidence should be admitted (contrasted with the Victorian position) including the scenario where an allegation of concoction is raised.