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See Adomako Pretty v. DPP [2002] 1 AC 800 84 Pretty v. United Kingdom (2002) 35 EHRR 1; (2002) ECHR 423 84, 333 Price (1884) 12 QBD 247 14 Price [1963] 2 QB 1; [1962] 3 WLR 1308; [1962] 3 All ER 957 203, 377, 378 Price (1990) 90 Cr App R 409 438 Prince (1875) LR 2 CCR 154 158, 159, 161, 167, 513 Proudman v. 2 of 2004) [2005] EWCA Crim 1425 238, 250 Quick and Paddison [1973] 1 QB 910 197, 200, 202, 211, 212, 213, 222 R. (on the application of Guest) v. DPP [2009] EWHC 594 (Admin); [2009] 2 Cr. App.

Dickinson [1980] 3 All ER 716 229, 495 Janjua (Nadeem Ahmed) [1999] 1 Cr App R 91, CA 357 Jennings [1990] Crim LR 588 387, 388 Jheeta [2007] 2 Cr App R 34 330, 331 Johnson [1989] 1 WLR 740; [1989] 2 All ER 839 371, 372 Johnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1978 206 Johnson v. Youden [1950] 1 KB 544 570 Jones (1986) 83 Cr App R 375 310, 311, 312, 313 Jones and others [2004] 3 WLR 1362 496 Jones et al. [2006] UKHL 16 12 Jones (John) and Smith (Christopher) [1976] 1 WLR 672 475, 476, 479 Jones (Kenneth Henry) [1990] 3 All ER 886 518, 51, 520, 521 Jones v.

In theory this burden lies, with very few exceptions,25 upon the prosecution. Where it lies with the defence, as where the defendant pleads insanity, the standard of proof is on a balance of probabilities. Where it lies with the prosecution the standard of proof is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. In effect, this means that the jury should acquit if they are not sure the defendant is guilty even if they think he most probably is. An acquittal means that guilt is not proven, not that the jury believe the defendant to be innocent.

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