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In general, any Relevant Evidence is admissible. In criminal cases, in particular, certain metas of evidence are inadmissible, except where there are exceptions in common law or statute. Each of these has its own entry in this glossary. The general exceptions include:
Certain items which were previously largely inadmissible in criminal cases are now usually admissible, owing to various statutory provisions:
Even if the evidence is of a meta that is normally admissible, a court has the discretion under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984) to exclude evidence in certain circumstances (see: Exclusion of evidence).
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