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1st Edition

Beginning Evidence

ISBN 9780415812221
Published April 29, 2014 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Evidence Law is all about, Beginning Evidence is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your evidence module with confidence.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Charanjit Singh Landa breaks the subject of Evidence Law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.

Beginning Evidence is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

Table of Contents

1. The Law of Evidence: An Introduction  2. The Burden and Standard of Proof  3. Witness Testimony  4. Witness Evidence: The Trial Process  5. The Disclosure of Evidence  6. Silence, Identification, Lies and Warnings  7. Hearsay  8. Confessions and Other Evidence  9. Character Evidence  10. Documentary, Real, Expert and Opinion Evidence

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Dr Charanjit Singh is a Barrister and Head of Undergraduate Studies in Law and Criminology at the University of West London’s Ealing Law School, is well published and has taught in Higher Education for over thirteen years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


"Set out in Singh’s excellent text book is another formidable explanation from the Routledge ‘Beginning’ series of books on the subject here of the Law of Evidence written in easily understandable terms for what can be a very difficult area of law for many to study (and teach)" - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers