Evidence by Roderick MundayEvidence by Roderick Munday


byRoderick Munday

Paperback | June 14, 2015

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The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.Munday's Evidence provides students with a succinct yet thought-provoking introduction to all of the key areas covered on undergraduate law of evidence courses. Vibrant and engaging, the book sets out to demystify a traditionally intimidating area of law. Probing analysis of the issues, bothhistorical and current, ensures that the text contains a thorough exploration of the "core" of the subject.Whether used as a primer, core text, or as a reintroduction to the subject, Evidence is the ideal companion for those keen to grasp the core principles and current law of evidence.
Dr Roderick Munday is a Reader in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Peterhouse. Along with Evidence, he is also the editor of Cross and Tapper on Evidence (OUP: 2016).
Title:EvidenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pagesPublished:June 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198733496

ISBN - 13:9780198733492


Table of Contents

1. Relevance and admissibility of evidence2. Presumptions and the burden of proof3. Witnesses: competence, compellability, and various privileges4. The course of the trial5. Witnesses' previous consistent statements and the remnants of the rule against narrative6. Character and credibility7. Evidence of the defendant's bad character8. The opinion rule and the presentation of expert evidence9. The rule against hearsay10. Confessions11. Drawing adverse inferences from a defendant's omissions, lies, or false alibis12. Identification evidence

Editorial Reviews

Review from previous edition: "Roderick Munday's book attempts to demystify the rules of evidence. In my view, the attempt is a commendable success. I wish I had this book when I was studying evidence!" --New Law Journal