Part of the successful Routledge-Cavendish Q&A series, this new edition had been fully updated and revised to incorporate new developments in evidence law since the publication of the previous edition. Containing fifty questions on common exam topics, with comprehensive sample answers, this excellent revision and practice guide is authored by a lecturer, who is also an examiner, giving students an important insight into the perfect examination answer.
This new edition now includes:
- essay tips on the effect of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the law relating to proof
- the effect of a defendant’s exercise of his right to silence
- judicial interpretation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in relation to the admissibility of a defendant’s bad character
- a new revision chapter, including advice on how to answer problem questions, answer plans and model answers.
Covering the key topics studied on undergraduate and GDL evidence courses, this handy guide will be invaluable to students taking examinations on the subject of evidence everywhere.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Concepts 2. Burden and Standard of Proof 3. Presumptions, Competence and Compellability 4. Hearsay I 5. Hearsay II 6. Hazardous Evidence 7. Confessions and Ill-Gotten Evidence 8. Character Evidence I 9. Character Evidence II 10. The Course of Testimony 11. Opinion Evidence 12. Privilege and Public Policy 13. Revision
Christopher Allen retired recently from the Inns of Court School of Law, London, where he was a senior lecturer. He continues to contribute to evidence teaching at University College London, and on London University's external programme.
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