Cross & Tapper on Evidence

Cross & Tapper on Evidence

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The most authoritative and respected textbook in the field, Cross & Tapper on Evidence has, over successive editions, acquired a justly deserved reputation as a classic of legal literature. The twelfth edition reflects recent changes and developments in an extremely fast-moving and important subject. It continues to provide thorough coverage and analysis of the ongoing impact of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, with a particular focus in this edition on developments relating to evidence of character. The ways in which the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights continues to penetrate English law are also fully evaluated. The wide coverage of overseas materials from the principal common law jurisdictions is retained. This comparative material provides an excellent basis for the critical analysis and appraisal of English law. Cross & Tapper remains the most thorough text on the law of evidence available, and is suitable for use by students and practitioners alike.
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  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 44mm | 1,360.77g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • 0199574146
  • 9780199574148
  • 379,357

About Colin Tapper

Colin Tapper was a pupil of Sir Rupert Cross, and agreed to co-operate with him on the editing of the sixth edition of Cross on Evidence. He has edited the last six editions of the work. He is a barrister, a Fellow of Magdelen College, and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Oxford.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Matters not requiring proof and judicial findings as evidence ; 3. Burdens and proof ; 4. The functions of the judge and jury ; 5. Witnesses ; 6. The course of evidence ; 7. Character in general ; 8. Bad character of the accused ; 9. Privilege ; 10. Public policy ; 11. Opinion ; 12. Hearsay in general ; 13. Hearsay in civil proceedings ; 14. Hearsay in criminal proceedings ; 15. Documentary evidence ; 16. Proof of frequently recurring matters
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Rich with a wealth of cases and references, this well written book on evidence is perhaps the best there is on the topic in English law. * Sally Ramage, Criminal Lawyer *
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