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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Law of Evidence 6th ed

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ISBN13: 9780414056138
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414025622
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.95



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  • 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

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Subjects:
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