Analysis of Contradictions in Evidence in a Court Verdict

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This article examines the issue of assessing the reliability of evidence in the verdict in the case of contradictions in facts examined in court. The procedure for eliminating contradictions in evidence, as noted in the article, is directly related to the substantiation of the court's conclusions in the verdict and, in general, to the peculiarities of judicial knowledge. The author addresses the problem of comparability of evidence in a criminal case and points out that in criminal proceedings there are situations of inconsistency of information in which individual contradictions in the evidence examined do not entail their mutual exclusion. It is noted that working with contradictions in the evidence shows the true ability of the law enforcer to think analytically.

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Aleksey Y. Astafyev

Voronezh State University

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SPIN-code: 4577-6659

Assistant Professor, Candidate of Legal Sciences

Russian Federation, Voronezh


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