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    Criminal Evidence (Paperback) By (author) Paul Roberts, By (author) Adrian Zuckerman

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    DescriptionCriminal Evidence presents a critical commentary on the rules and principles regulating the admissibility of evidence and the processes of fact-finding in English criminal trials. The existing legal rules and their underlying values are fully contextualised and evaluated, and opportunities for reform are systematically examined. Practical issues of inference and fact-finding are covered in detail, as are the moral and political foundations of evidentiary rules. Theoretical and doctrinal innovation in the presumption of innocence, privilege against self-incrimination, improperly obtained evidence, witness examination, hearsay, character, and the law of corroboration are considered, taking full account of the statutory reforms of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and subsequent case law. As a contribution to procedural scholarship, Criminal Evidence presents a distinctive vision and stakes out new territory in the law of evidence and proof. Highly engaging, stimulating and provocative, Criminal Evidence provides the ideal text for any student who wishes to gain a detailed understanding of the principles that underlie the law of criminal procedure and evidence. It also provides a valuable source of analysis and commentary for legal practitioners and scholars specializing in criminal litigation, and contributes towards a critical evaluation of recent statutory reforms and their judicial interpretation.


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    Title
    Criminal Evidence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Roberts, By (author) Adrian Zuckerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 776
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199231645
    ISBN 10: 0199231648
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.3T
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000, LAN009000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BISAC V2.8: LAW027000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE, LNFX3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 345.4206, 345.42/06
    LC classification: KD8371 .R63 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: CF, LNFX3, LNFX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E, 1DDU-GB-W
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Adrian Zuckerman is Professor of Civil Procedure at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of University College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    If you want to pursue the law of criminal evidence as an intellectual inquiry, you will be hard pressed to find a better textbook than this...An admirably wide range of materials is covered and thought-provoking comments can be found at every turn. Hock Law Ho, Criminal Law and Philosophy
    Table of contents
    1. Understanding criminal evidence ; 2. The procedural framework of adversarial jury trial ; 3. Sources of information and proof requirements ; 4. Relevance, admissibility and fact-finding ; 5. Fair trial ; 6. Burdens and presumptions ; 7. The principle of orality ; 8. Examination-in-chief and cross-examination ; 9. Hearsay ; 10. Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses ; 11. Expert evidence ; 12. Confessions ; 13. The privilege against self-incrimination ; 14. The accused's character and extraneous misconduct ; 15. Corroboration and forensic reasoning rules ; 16. Criminal evidence - retrospective and prospects