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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:
The Law of Evidence 5th ed isbn 9780414025622

The Law of Evidence 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781847038562
New Edition ISBN: 9780414025622
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421888500
Published: July 2010
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The fourth edition of this successful textbook provides thorough analysis of the law of evidence, while placing the subject within its theoretical context.

  • Analyses the law of evidence, while placing the subject within its theoretical context
  • Presents the information in a logical structure following on from the introduction of the basic concepts through to the exclusionary rules of the law of evidence
  • Offers an integrated approach to evidence which includes essential doctrinal analysis
  • Takes account of evidence theory, psychological research on information processing and retrieval, socio-legal work on police investigations, and jury research projects

Part one: Understanding evidence: The foundations of law
An introduction to the law of evidence
The aims of the law of evidence
Relevance and admissibility
Facts and fact-finding
Part two: Obtaining evidence: Pre-trial procedures and the regulation of access
The privilege against self-incrimination and the right to silence
Identification evidence
Evidence obtained by illegal or unfair means
Disclosure and immunity
Legal profession privilege
Part three: adducing evidence: Trial procedures and the principles of proof
Burden and standard of proof
Forms of proof and alternatives to proof
Examination of witnesses
Vulnerable and suspect witnesses
Part four: Using evidence: The scope and limits of exclusionary rules
The scope and rationale of the hearsay rule
The hearsay rule: Exceptions and reforms
Evidence of character and other misconduct
Cross-examination of the accused
Opinion and expert evidence .