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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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Practical Guide to Evidence 5th ed

ISBN13: 9781138781726
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00
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This book provides a clear and readable account of the law of evidence, acknowledging the importance of arguments about facts and principles as well as rules. The current edition has been revised and extensively updated to address the major changes in the law since the previous edition, including forensic evidence and increased coverage of surveillance and human rights, bringing the text right up-to-date and providing an essential guide to the subject.

Including enhanced pedagogical support such as chapter summaries, further reading advice and boxed examples, this leading textbook can be used on both undergraduate and professional courses.

Development and Current Objectives.
Documentary and Real Evidence.
Facts not Requiring Proof.
Competence and Compellability.
The Course of Testimony.
Burden and Standard of Proof and Presumptions.
The Rule Against Hearsay.
Hearsay Exceptions.
Hazardous Evidence.
Confessions and Ill-gotten Evidence.
Character Evidence.
Opinion Evidence (to expand).
Judicial Findings as Evidence.
Privilege and Public Interest Immunity.