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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Evidence in Context 4th ed isbn 9780415737630

Evidence in Context 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780415668422
New Edition ISBN: 9780415737630
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415458498
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Evidence in Context explains the key concepts of evidence law in England and Wales clearly and concisely, set against the backdrop of the broader social and theoretical contexts. It informs students of the major debates within the field, providing an explanation as to how and why the law has developed as it has.

This third edition has been expanded to cover the field of civil evidence alongside its traditional criminal focus. It has also been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account recent developments in the law and the considerable amount of case law that has emerged since publication of the previous edition.

This edition includes a new chapter structure, with new chapters on the adversarial trial and suspect evidence. Updated features include:-

  • Self test questions and advice on further reading at the end of each chapter
  • Key learning points which summarise the chapter as well as highlighting the most important issues
  • New and updated chapters on topics such as adversarial trial, witnesses and suspect evidence.
Addressing the evolving case law on subjects such as hearsay and bad character which were overhauled in the Criminal Justice Act 2003, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying evidence law.

1. Introduction: Basic Concepts
2. The Adversarial Trial
3. Burden of proof
4. Witnesses 1: Competency, Compellability and Special Measures
5. Witnesses 2: Vulnerable Witnesses
6. Witnesses 3: Examination and Cross-Examination
7. Privilege against Self-Incrimination
8. Confession Evidence
9. Improperly Obtained Evidence
10. Suspect Evidence: Identification and Corroboration
11. Character Evidence
12. Hearsay
13. Opinion Evidence