549. Making a finding otherwise than on the basis of the evidence.

549.     Making a finding otherwise than on the basis of the evidence.

Conduct from which it may reasonably be concluded that the person intends to make a finding on a charge or a decision about a sentence otherwise than on the basis of the evidence presented in the proceedings is referred to as 'prohibited conduct'1, and it is an offence for a lay member of the Court Martial2 for proceedings intentionally to engage in such conduct during the trial period3. An offence under these provisions is committed whether or not the person knows that