The Modern Law of Evidence

The Modern Law of Evidence

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The Modern Law of Evidence is well established and relied upon as a lucid, engaging and authoritative guide to the contemporary law of evidence. This textbook provides concise analysis of the theory behind the law, with an emphasis on recent discussion and current topics. The ninth edition has been carefully developed and updated to ensure that it remains a thorough and reliable resource for readers. This book is an ideal text for undergraduates and students studying on the BPTC or LPC. It has been cited with approval by the highest appellate courts, not only the House of Lords and the Privy Council, but also by courts around the world, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in Rwanda, thus cementing its reputation as an excellent resource for practitioners and judges. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains regular updates to the text and a helpful list of weblinks.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 38mm | 1,260.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 0199698325
  • 9780199698325
  • 793,810

About Adrian Keane

Adrian Keane is a barrister, Professor of Law and Director of Professional Programmes at The City Law School, City University, London Paul McKeown is a barrister, and Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City University, London

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Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Preliminaries ; 3. Evidence obtained by illegal or unfair means ; 4. The burden and standard of proof ; 5. Witnesses ; 6. Examination-in-Chief ; 7. Cross-examination and re-examination ; 8. Corroboration and care warnings ; 9. Documentary and real evidence ; 10. Hearsay in criminal cases ; 11. Hearsay admissable by statute in civil proceedings ; 12. Hearsay admissable at common law ; 13. Confessions ; 14. Statutory inferences from an accused's silence or conduct ; 15. Evidence of character: evidence of character in civil cases ; 16. Evidence of character: evidence of the good character of the accused ; 17. Evidence of character: evidence of bad character in criminal cases ; 18. Opinion evidence ; 19. Public policy ; 20. Privilege ; 21. Judgments as evidence of the facts upon which they were based ; 22. Proof of facts without evidence

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Review quote

Keane and McKeown have produced a valuable text that provides an accurate account of the solid legal bases behind each area or evidential category. Emma Smith, Northumbria University, The Law Teacher, 2012

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