Evidence: Text and Materials

Paperback | April 24, 2011

byGregory Durston

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Evidence: Text and Materials provides a 'one-stop', readily accessible resource for students studying the law of evidence. It offers an exceptionally clear and lucid presentation of the law, effectively introducing and guiding students through this challenging and stimulating subject. Interwoven with the author's incisive explanatory commentary are extracts from key cases, essential articles, and academic books. Exposure to these materials will help the student to develop a truly in-depth undersanding of the key principles of the law of evidence, and a keen awareness of howthese principles are applied in modern practice. Particular attention is paid to the major developments and judgments that have transformed this subject in recent years.The author uses clear language throughout, in order to ensure the explanation of the law is as clear as possible . A range of textual features encouragie the reader to engage with the subject. This exciting and innovative book is the ideal companion for students studying evidence on the LLB, LPC orBPTC.Online Resource Centre This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which contains the following:* Regular updates to the text* A helpful list of web links * A glossary of key terms* Guidance on answering some of the problem questions posed in the book

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Evidence: Text and Materials provides a 'one-stop', readily accessible resource for students studying the law of evidence. It offers an exceptionally clear and lucid presentation of the law, effectively introducing and guiding students through this challenging and stimulating subject. Interwoven with the author's incisive explanatory...

Gregory Durston is currently Reader in Law at Kingston University. He has also lectured at City Law School, and been an Associate Professor at Niigata University Law Faculty in Japan. He has a Doctorate and a Masters degree from the LSE, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple. He spent several years as a practising barriste...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:660 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:April 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199583609

ISBN - 13:9780199583607

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Judicial discretion3. The burden and standard of proof4. Presumptions5. Character evidence6. Hearsay evidence7. Confession evidence and related matters8. Competence and compellability9. The course of the evidence: evidence in chief10. The course of the evidence: cross-examination and re-examination11. Opinion evidence12. Identification evidence and corroboration13. Public interest immunity14. Legal professional privilege, and the privelege against self-incrimination