|So you have a guy with previous for burgalry, convicted etc , accused (wrongly) of another break in . By disclosing this to the jury, it immediately sways their opinion to find him guilty - wrongly . Happy with that?|
So, if you changed it , yes , you would have more guilty people found "guilty" ..... but you would also have a lot more innocent people wrongly found "guilty" too.
IMO its about right at the mo.
The law now means that if you have previous convictions that are related to your present case, IE previous theft convictions and you are on trial for theft then they are revealed
I didnt know that - to me that seems wrong.