May on Criminal Evidence 6th ed (Revised)
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
May on Criminal Evidence is renowned as a concise and readable guide for the practitioner, explaining the law and practice of criminal evidence in a clear and highly practical manner. Its focus is the issues that actually arise in trials, whether summary or indictment.
This new edition reflects the plethora of recent legislation, wide-ranging case law, the impact of human rights principles in the criminal courts, and brings a popular text completely up to date.
- Shows how the law of evidence operates in practice, providing a one-stop, comprehensive reference point
- Deals with all forms of criminal evidence, covering important subjects such as character, hearsay, identification and disclosure
- Discusses the burden and standard of proof
- Sets out what happens at trial, the rules connected with it and how to deal with the problems that often arise
- Explains what is and is not admissible in different situations
- Covers exclusionary rules and exceptions, and exclusion through discretion,
privilege or Convention rights
- Reproduces relevant legislation, with annotations, so it can be consulted easily
- Considers the impact of all important recent legislation and case law
Sir Richard May died in 2004 just as the previous edition of this book was being published. His co-author was Stephen Powles who, for this new edition, has been joined by Lydia Waine and Lady Radmilla May.