Cross and Tapper on Evidence

Paperback | August 15, 2010

byColin Tapper

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The most authoritative and respected textbook in the field, Cross and 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 evidenceof 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 and Tapper remains the most thorough text on the law of evidence available, and issuitable for use by students and practitioners alike.

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The most authoritative and respected textbook in the field, Cross and 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 thoroug...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:940 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199574146

ISBN - 13:9780199574148

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Matters not requiring proof and judicial findings as evidence3. Burdens and proof4. The functions of the judge and jury5. Witnesses6. The course of evidence7. Character in general8. Bad character of the accused9. Privilege10. Public policy11. Opinion12. Hearsay in general13. Hearsay in civil proceedings14. Hearsay in criminal proceedings15. Documentary evidence16. Proof of frequently recurring matters

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Review from previous edition: "This edition guides us through the complexities of the subject providing historical context, lucid explanation as well as commentary, comparing and contrasting civil and criminal systems, with close attention paid to developments in other jurisdictions." --New Law Journal