Murphy on Evidence

Murphy on Evidence

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By (author) Peter Murphy, By (author) Richard Glover

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 784 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 244mm x 48mm | 1,352g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199594678
  • ISBN 13: 9780199594672
  • Edition: 12, Revised
  • Edition statement: 12th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 397,368

Product description

Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading text for use on undergraduate law courses and in preparation for professional examinations. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. It bridges the gap between academic and practical treatments of the law of evidence, containing detailed academic analysis of the law alongside a wealth of practical information about how the law is applied in the courtroom. The tweflth edition has been thoroughly updated and deals with many important decisions of the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal since publication of the last edition. As in previous editions, the authors' teaching method is centred around a realistic, though fictitious, criminal case and civil case, presenting challenging evidence issues and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter. Murphy on Evidence first appeared in 1980 under the name A Practical Approach to Evidence, and its success in providing a readable and practical guide to the subject has been widely acknowledged, not only by law teachers and students, but also by the profession. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by on Online Resource Centre, which contains: - Regular updates to the text - A list of useful web links - Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictitious cases

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Author information

Peter Murphy is a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. He read law at Cambridge and is a member of the Bars of England, California, and Texas. He is a former Principle Lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law and has taught and practiced at the Bar extensively, both in England and the United States. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Blackstone's Criminal Practice and is the author of Evidence Proof and Facts: A Book of Sources. His books constitute a complete and proven method for teaching evidence. Richard Glover is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton. Before joining the School of Legal Studies in 1998, Richard worked in private practice, as a criminal lawyer in London and South Wales. His principle areas of interest are the law of evidence, human rights law, and criminal law. He is currently researching into the law relating to burdens of proof following a number of significant decisions from appellate courts in recent years.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the law of evidence; 2. The language of the law of evidence; 3. The judicial function in the law of evidence; 4. The burden and standard of proof; 5. Character evidence I: character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character; 6. Character evidence II: evidence of bad character; 7. The rule against hearsay I: scope and working of the rule; 8. The rule against hearsay II: common law and statutory exceptions; 9. The rule against hearsay III: admissions and confessions; 10. The rule against hearsay IV: the accused's denials and silence; 11. Opinion evidence; 12. Previous judgments as evidence; 13. Public interest immunity and privilege I: public interest immunity; 14. Public interest immunity II: privilege; 15. Witnesses: competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations; 16. Examination on chief; 17. Cross-examination and beyond; 18. Corroboration and suspect witness warnings; 19. Documentary and real evidence; 20. Proof without evidence