Evidence In Context by Jonathan DoakEvidence In Context by Jonathan Doak

Evidence In Context

byJonathan Doak, Claire Mcgourlay, Mark Thomas

Paperback | June 16, 2015

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Evidence in Context explains the key concepts of evidence law in England and Wales clearly and concisely, set against the backdrop of the broader political and theoretical contexts. The book helps to inform students of the major debates within the field, providing an explanation as to how and why the law has developed as it has.

This fourth edition has been revised and expanded to include developments in the law of hearsay evidence as well as recent litigation surrounding witness anonymity orders, bad character and vulnerable witnesses. It also addresses the on-going controversy and debate about the use of expert witnesses. A brand new chapter considers the contentious issue of public interest immunity, and the introductory chapter has been substantially expanded to consider the¿continuing interplay between the UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights as the role of human rights in evidence becomes increasingly important.

Features include:

  • Key learning points to summarise the major principles of evidence law
  • Practical examples to help students understand how the rules are applied in practice
  • Self-test questions to encourage students to reflect on what they have learned
  • A supporting companion website including answers to self-test questions

Well-written, clear and with a logical structure throughout,Evidence in Contextcontains all the information necessary for any undergraduate evidence law module.

Dr Jonathan Doakis Professor of Law at Durham University. He has published in the fields of criminal evidence, victimology, and restorative justice.Dr Claire McGourlayis Professor of Student Education in the Law school at the University of Sheffield where she teaches Criminal Evidence and Criminal Law.Mark Thomasis a non-practising bar...
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Title:Evidence In ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041573763X

ISBN - 13:9780415737630

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Adversarial Trial  3. The Burden and Standard of Proof  4. Witnesses I Competency and Compellability  5. Witnesses II Vulnerable Witnesses  6. Witnesses III Examination and Cross-examination  7. The Privilege against Self-incrimination and the right to Silence   8. Confession Evidence  9. Improperly Obtained Evidence  10. Suspect Evidence Corroboration and Identification  11. Character Evidence  12. Hearsay Evidence  13. Opinion Evidence  14. Public Interest Immunity

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"Almost every criminal case today will require the advocates to consider whether either bad character or hearsay evidence (and often both) needs to be adduced and whether any application to adduce it can and should be opposed. It is therefore vital that from an early stage students begin to consider the important issued raised by both hearsay and bad character evidence. This book is an essential aid to that task. If I was a student today and needed to try to learn about and hopefully understand the rules of evidence and the circumstance in which hearsay or bad character evidence might be admissible I could not ask for a better guide than Evidence in Context." - Mark George Q.C, Head of Garden Court North Chambers