Misperception by trial judge under scrutiny in B.C. shooting case

By John L. Hill (December 13, 2022, 1:23 PM EST) -- Adjudication of criminal charges requires that evidence be analyzed correctly so that no misperceptions arise. Many of the cases involving wrongful convictions demonstrate that errors occur when evidence is misperceived. When there is trial by jury, misperceptions are difficult to spot. When trial is by judge alone and written reasons are given, a person wrongfully convicted has a better chance of being able to correct the error on appeal....
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