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Evidence & the Adversarial Process : The Modern Law - Jenny McEwan

Evidence & the Adversarial Process

The Modern Law

Paperback Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9781901362183
Number Of Pages: 326

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Second Edition The first edition of Evidence and the Adversarial Process was published in 1992. Since then the law of evidence has undergone many significant changes, for example to the right to silence, the rules on disclosure, corroboration and the treatment of child witnesses. Despite substantial revision of the original text, the themes of the first edition are retained: to what extent is the content of the law of evidence dictated by the adversarial form of trial, and is it worth retaining? Do the rules of evidence operate in the interests of justice? The new edition is designed not only to interest readers already conversant with the law of evidence but to be used as a text by law teachers interested in a more discursive approach than that employed by traditional evidence textbooks. To this end, it contains more explanatory material than the first edition, and should be entirely comprehensible to the novice. The objective is to provide a self-contained but critical account of the manner in which cases are tried in England and Wales. As such it is ideal for students of law studying for university and professional examinations.

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
The Adversarial Trialp. 1
Proving Facts in Courtp. 33
Telling the Truth: Witnesses and the Courtp. 85
Witnesses with a Legitimate Grievance: Victims of the Adversarial Trialp. 124
The Accused in the Criminal Trialp. 166
The Prosecutor in the Criminal Trialp. 201
Hearsayp. 228
Conclusion: Future Directionsp. 266
Suggested Readingp. 287
Indexp. 289
Index of Authorsp. 295
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ISBN: 9781901362183
ISBN-10: 1901362183
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1