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Apology in civil law: A psycho-legal perspective

Author(s)Allan, Alfred
Title Apology in civil law: A psycho-legal perspective
Source Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, v14, no1, Nov 2007, 5-16
Date 2007
Document type Journal article
Coverage Australia
Summary Apology in law, particularly in civil law has become very prominent in Australia. The author considers the meaning that the construct of apology has in civil justice and the assumption that an apology may avert lawsuits. In conclusion there is an examination of the conflicting arguments about the morality of protecting apologies from being admitted as evidence against defendants in civil proceedings.
Keywords Restitution; apology; civil proceedings
Topic Restitution