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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Criminal Evidence

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ISBN13: 9780421535800
ISBN: 0421535806
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Evidence is the subject which, above all others, the lawyer practising in the courts needs to have at his or her fingertips. Criminal Evidence offers anyone coming to the subject for the first time a thorough introduction written by the leading author in the field.

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The functions of judge, jury and magistrates. Burden of proof. Presumptions and judicial notice. The rule against hearsay. Exceptions to the rule against hearsay. Opinion evidence. Convictions and acquittals as proof of facts. The accused's character and conduct. Witnesses. Privilege and the right to silence. The accused as a witness. Evidence obtained illegally or by a trick. Identification evidence.