The Modern Law of Evidence

The Modern Law of Evidence

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A superbly clear, direct, and detailed explanation of the rules that underpin the law of evidence.

The Modern Law of Evidence is a lucid, engaging, and authoritative guide to this fascinating area of study. Straightforward and practical in approach, it also provides concise and focused analysis of the theory behind the law, with an emphasis on recent discussion and current debates.

The Modern Law of Evidence is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including students studying on the Bar Professional Training Course and Legal Practice Course. It is also an authoritative reference point for practitioners and judges, having been cited with approval by appellate courts in the UK and Commonwealth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 192 x 247 x 34mm | 1,574g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • 0198811853
  • 9780198811855
  • 581,095

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: Visual and voice identification
10: Documentary and real evidence
11: Hearsay in criminal cases
12: Hearsay admissible by statute in civil proceedings
13: Hearsay admissible at common law
14: Confessions
15: Adverse inferences from an accused>'s silence or conduct
16: Evidence of character: evidence of character in civil cases
17: Evidence of character: evidence of the good character of the accused
18: Evidence of character: evidence of bad character in criminal cases
19: Experts and opinion evidence
20: Public policy
21: Privilege
22: Judgments as evidence of the facts upon which they were based
23: Proof of facts without evidence
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The overall package is such as to make The Modern Law of Evidence an obvious choice as the recommended text for any Evidence course, whether professional, undergraduate or postgraduate. This is the case, despite the number of textbooks covering the subject. John Sprack, The Law Teacher The Modern Law of Evidence is by now clearly established as the leading textbook on the subject as far as legal professional education is concerned. Further, it is regarded as authoritative both in the courts in this jurisdiction, and internationally. John Sprack, The Law Teacher
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About Adrian Keane

Adrian Keane, Emeritus Professor of Law, The City Law School, City University, London, Paul McKeown, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School, City University, London
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