Murphy on Evidence

Murphy on Evidence

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Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading student text, framing the law of evidence in its practical context, suitable for undergraduates as well as those studying for professional law exams. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, and regularly cited in judgments, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. The book's unique approach effectively bridges the gap between the academic study of the
law of evidence and its application in practice, combining detailed analysis of the law with a wealth of practical information about how it is used in the courtroom.

The text is accompanied by two well-crafted fictional cases - one criminal and one civil - allowing students an opportunity to contextualize and test their growing knowledge. Each chapter presents challenging issues and questions for discussion which can be applied to a suite of supporting case documentation.

Online Resource Centre

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains:
* Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictional cases, including:
Prosecution and defence case papers
Police interviews (incl. transcripts, audio, and video)
Witness statements
Criminal procedure forms
Civil claim forms
* A range of multiple-choice questions enabling students to test their knowledge
* A list of useful web links
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Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 37mm | 1,222g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 15th Revised edition
  • 0198788738
  • 9780198788737
  • 1,008,374

Table of contents

Introduction to the law of evidenceThe language of the law of evidenceThe judicial function in the law of evidenceThe burden and standard of proofProof without evidenceWitnesses: competence and compellability; oaths and affirmationsExamination-in-chiefCross-examination and beyondCorroboration and suspect witness warningsThe rule against hearsay I: Scope and working of the ruleThe rule against hearsay II: Common law and statutory exceptionsThe rule against hearsay III: Admissions and confessionsThe rule against hearsay IV: The accused's denials and silenceCharacter evidence I: Character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good characterCharacter evidence II: Evidence of bad characterPrevious judgments as evidenceOpinion evidencePublic interest immunity and privilege I: Public interest immunityPublic interest immunity and privilege II: Privilege
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About Richard Glover

Richard Glover is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton, and previously practised as a solicitor.
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