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Electronic Evidence 3rd ed isbn 9781405779876

Electronic Evidence 2nd ed

Edited by: Stephen Mason

ISBN13: 9781405749121
New Edition ISBN: 9781405779876
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405718370
Published: April 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Electronic evidence is now recognised as the main source of evidence worldwide. It affects every aspect of law, criminal and civil, and with the internet, is even more important for all lawyers to understand and apply to daily practice.

Electronic Evidence Second edition provides you with essential guidance on how to understand electronic evidence and how to use this successfully in litigation and other means of dispute resolution. This title brings together all the issues relating to disclosure, procedure and admissibility of electronic evidence as well as comprehensive coverage of jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the USA.

Key benefits:

  • Currently the only text available on this subject
  • Enables you to advise on electronic evidence confidently
  • Covers the complexities and types of electronic evidence in one source, and also makes suggestions for further reading on more technical issues, to save you time
  • Ensures compliance with procedures and duties to the court for the disclosure of electronic evidence
  • Includes coverage of key foreign jurisdictions and a glossary to ease understanding
New to this edition:

  • Chapter on the practical management of digital evidence
  • Chapter on presumptions and digital evidence considering some false assumptions about digital evidence that have a direct bearing on the legitimacy of some findings
  • Fully updated material on the jurisdictions covered, including case law and legislation

Fundamentals of digital evidence: The practical foundations of digital evidence, illustrated with relevant case law;
1. The sources of digital evidence
2. The characteristics of digital evidence
3. Investigation and examination of digital evidence
4. Authenticity, evidential foundations and proof
5. Presumptions and digital evidence
6. Using graphical technology to present evidence
7. The practical management of digital evidence;
Country-specific chapters;
8. Australia
9. Canada
10. England and Wales
11. Hong Kong
12. India
13. Ireland
14. New Zealand
15. Scotland
16. Singapore
17. South Africa
18. United States of America;
1. Selected list of resources
2. The Sedona Guidelines
3. Commonwealth Draft Model Law on Electronic Evidence
4. ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5. Guides to ACPO from across the world