Practical Guide to Evidence / Edition 4

Practical Guide to Evidence / Edition 4

by Christopher Allen
     
 

Practical Guide to Evidence 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 fourth edition has been revised and updated to address the radical changes brought about by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, particularly in relation to hearsay, character

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Overview

Practical Guide to Evidence 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 fourth edition has been revised and updated to address the radical changes brought about by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, particularly in relation to hearsay, character evidence and opinion evidence and to expand coverage of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Particular attention is given to changes made by the revised Codes of Practice, and to the growing body of case law on topics such as reverse burden of proof, the cross-examination of rape victims, evidence obtained by entrapment, and silence in the face of police questioning.

Now 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415457194
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Development and current objectives31
3Documentary and real evidence43
4Facts not requiring proof53
5Competence and compellability69
6The course of testimony79
7Burden and standard of proof and presumptions111
8The rule against hearsay143
9Hearsay exceptions157
10Hazardous evidence181
11Confessions and ill-gotten evidence199
12Character evidence239
13Opinion evidence275
14Judicial findings as evidence285
15Privilege and public interest immunity301
16Estoppel319

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