Is surreptitious policing a problem in Aotearoa? In this talk, Professor Scott Optican examines the criminal justice system’s response to significantly inculpatory evidence generated by surreptitious policing.

This talk was part of the 2021 home edition of the Raising the Bar series, where academics talk about research breakthroughs, issues and how the world is changing.

Scott Optican is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Auckland. He specializes in evidence, criminal procedure, and comparative criminal procedure, and has written widely on criminal justice and policing issues arising under the New Zealand Bill of Rights.

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