Murphy on Evidence by Richard Glover

Murphy on Evidence

byRichard Glover

Paperback | August 2, 2015

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Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading student text, framing the law of evidence in its practical context, and is suitable for both undergraduates as well as those studying for professional law exams. Written in an engaging style, it explains the law clearly and provides helpfulcritical commentary on the key issues. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, and regularly cited in judgments, Murphy on Evidence 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 academicstudy 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. As in previous editions, 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. These are "brought to life' by accompanying video and audio resources. Each chapter presentschallenging issues and questions for discussion which can be applied to a suite of supporting case documentation, which reflect how the law of evidence applies in practice. 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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Richard Glover is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton, and previously practised as a solicitor.
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Title:Murphy on EvidenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:840 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.5 inPublished:August 2, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019873333X

ISBN - 13:9780198733331

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the law of evidence2. The language of the law of evidence3. The judicial function in the law of evidence4. The burden and standard of proof5. Character evidence I: character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character6. Character evidence II: evidence of bad character7. The rule against hearsay I: scope and working of the rule8. The rule against hearsay II: common law and statutory exceptions9. The rule against hearsay III: admissions and confessions10. The rule against hearsay IV: the accused's denials and silence11. Opinion evidence12. Previous judgments as evidence13. Public interest immunity and privilege I: public interest immunity14. Public interest immunity and privilege II: privilege15. Witnesses: competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations16. Examination in chief17. Cross-examination and beyond18. Corroboration and suspect witness warnings19. Documentary and real evidence20. Proof without evidence

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"Murphy on Evidence is an ideal text; it is well written, accessible, and includes a number of useful summaries." --Student Law Journal