Criminal Justice Act 1953

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Criminal Justice Act 1953

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1953

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1953

Index Section Page

1 and 2 [Repealed] ............................................................................................................. 5
3 [Repealed] ........................................................................................................................ 5
4 and 5 [Repealed] ............................................................................................................. 5
6 Proof of previous convictions by finger-prints ........................................................... 5
7 [Repealed] ........................................................................................................................ 6
8 Short title .......................................................................................................................... 6
9 Commencement .............................................................................................................. 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1953

Received Royal Assent: 11 March 1953
Passed: 21 April 1953
Commenced: 21 April 1953
AN ACT
to amend the law relating to court procedure; trial of certain
indictable offences; larceny offences and other matters.
1 and 2 [Repealed]
1

3 [Repealed]
2

4 and 5 [Repealed]
3

6 Proof of previous convictions by finger-prints

[Criminal Justice Act, 1948/39]
(1) A previous conviction may be proved against any person in any criminal
proceedings by the production of such evidence of the conviction as is
mentioned in this section and by showing that his finger-prints and those
of the person convicted are the finger-prints of the same person.
(2) A certificate purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the Commissioner
of Police of the Metropolis containing particulars relating to a conviction
extracted from the criminal records kept by him, and certifying that the
copies of the finger-prints exhibited to the certificate are copies of the
finger-prints appearing from the said records to have been taken under
or by virtue of any provision in that behalf in force in the Isle of Man or
any part of the United Kingdom from the person convicted on the
occasion of the conviction, shall be evidence of the conviction and
evidence that the copies of the finger-prints exhibited to the certificate
are copies of the fingerprints of the person convicted.4

(3) A certificate purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the Governor or
Gaoler of a prison or remand centre in which any person has been
detained in connection with any criminal proceedings, certifying that the
finger-prints exhibited thereto were taken from him while he was so
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detained, shall be evidence in those proceedings that the finger-prints
exhibited to the certificate are the fingerprints of that person.
(4) A certificate, purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and certifying that the finger-
prints, copies of which are certified as aforesaid by or on behalf of the
Commissioner to be copies of the finger-prints of a person previously
convicted and the finger-prints certified by or on behalf of the Governor
or Gaoler, as aforesaid, or otherwise shown, to be the finger-prints of the
person against whom the previous conviction is sought to be proved are
the finger-prints of the same person shall be evidence of the matter so
certified.
(5) The method of proving a previous conviction authorised by this section
shall be in addition to any other method of proving the conviction.
7 [Repealed]
5

8 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Justice Act, 1953.
9 Commencement

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Ss 1 and 2 repealed by Theft Act 1981 Sch 2. 2
S 3 repealed by Jury Act 1960 Sch 2. 3
Ss 4 and 5 repealed by Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1993 Sch 4. 4
Subs (2) amended by Statute Law Revision Act 1989 Sch 1. 5
S 7 repealed by Summary Jurisdiction Act 1989 Sch 6.