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Law of Evidence, The
Law of Evidence, The
6th Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Evidence
ISBN:  9780414056138
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  23 May 2017
Format:  Paperback
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
  • Provides analysis of the law of evidence, while placing the subject within its theoretical context
  • Offers an integrated approach to evidence which includes essential doctrinal analysis
  • Goes beyond other textbooks to explain the intricacies of the law of evidence whilst still remaining easy to understand
  • Takes account of evidence theory, psychological research on information processing and retrieval, socio-legal work on police investigations, and jury research projects
  • Presented in a logical structure following on from the introduction of the basic concepts through to the exclusionary rules of the law of evidence
  • Contains detailed footnotes, providing key references for further reading
New to edition:
  • Fully updates the case law, including significant decisions on the privilege against self-incrimination, confessions, examination of witnesses, hearsay evidence and bad character evidence
  • Takes account of important new literature on vulnerable witnesses
  • Incorporates major changes to the rules on expert evidence
CONTENTS
Part 1: Understanding Evidence: The Foundations of the Law; An Introduction to the Law of Evidence; The Aims of the Law of Evidence; Relevance and Admissibility; Facts and Factfinding; Part 2: Obtaining Evidence: Pre-Trial Procedures and the Regulation of Access; The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and the Right to Silence; Confessions; Identification Evidence; Evidence Obtained by Illegal or Unfair Means; Disclosure and Immunity; Legal Professional Privilege; Part 3: Adducing Evidence: Trial Procedures and the Principles of Proof; Burden and Standard of Proof; Forms of Proof and Alternatives to Proof; Witnesses; Examination of Witnesses; Vulnerable and Suspect Witnesses; Part 4: Using Evidence: The Scope and Limits of Exclusionary Rules; The Scope and Rationale of the Hearsay Rule; The Hearsay Rule: Exceptions and Reforms; Evidence of Character and Other Misconduct; Cross-Examination of the Accused; Opinion and Expert Evidence
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