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Evidence (5th ed. 2010)

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Author(s): Emson, Raymond N.;
Classification(s): Criminal law & procedure;
Series: Macmillan Law Masters
Readership / Audience Level: Professional & Vocational
ISBN-13: 9780230272682
ISBN-10: 0230272681
Publication Date: 16 Jul 2010
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback / softback
Pages: 600
Dimensions: W: 172 mm / H: 247 mm
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From DNA profiling to consideration of the accused's previous conduct, the law of evidence is a fascinating amalgam of logic, common sense, philosophy and tactics. Evidence explains the fundamentals and looks at the principles behind it.

Introduction.- Preliminaries.- Relevance and Admissibility.- Proof and Presumptions.- The Hearsay Rule.- The Trial.- Privilege.- Inferences from Silence.- Confessions (and Informal Admissions).- Evidence Obtained by Unlawful or Unfair Means.- Safeguards against Unreliability and Error.- Opinion Evidence.- Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule.- Hearsay in Civil Proceedings.- The Accused's Character.- Extraneous Sexual Behaviour.- Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity.

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Author Biography

RAYMOND N. EMSON, LLM, Barrister, is a Lawyer in the Government Legal Service specialising in the criminal law and the law of criminal evidence. He also contributes on a part-time basis to the teaching of Evidence at King's College London, UK.

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