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Evidence By Gregory Durston

by Gregory Durston

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Evidence: Text & Materials provides a 'one-stop', easily accessible source for students studying the law of evidence. It fulfils the roles of both textbook and materials book, containing extracts from key cases and published articles. Lucid and very clearly written, it is focused squarely on the core areas of this complex subject.
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Evidence: Text and Materials by Gregory Durston

Evidence: Text & Materials provides a 'one-stop', readily accessible source for students studying the law of evidence, whether for academic or professional exams. It offers an exceptionally clear and lucid presentation of the relevant law, which effectively introduces students to, and guides them through, this challenging and stimulating subject. Interwoven with the author's incisive explanatory commentary are extracts from key cases, essential articles, and academic books. Exposure to these primary materials will help the student to develop a truly in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of evidence, and a keen awareness of how these principles are applied in modern practice. The focus throughout the text is squarely on the most important areas of the law of evidence, rather than its more arcane, and rarely encountered, aspects. Particular attention is paid to the major developments and judgments that have transformed this subject in recent years, in particular the Criminal Justice Act 2003, and the ongoing impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. Overly technical language is deliberately avoided by the author, in order to ensure the explanation of the law is as clear as possible. The inclusion of chapter summaries and specimen questions facilitate student comprehension and promote further discussion.

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About Gregory Durston

Gregory Durston is currently Reader in Law at Kingston University. He has also lectured at the Inns of Court School of Law and been an Associate Professor at Niigata University Law Faculty, Japan. He has a Doctorate and a Masters degree from the LSE, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple. He spent several years as a practising barrister, before becoming a full-time law lecturer. He has taught the law of evidence for 21 years.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Discretion; 3. The burden and standard of proof; 4. Presumptions; 5. Character evidence; 6. Hearsay evidence; 7. Confession evidence and related matters; 8. Competence and compellability; 9. The course of the evidence: evidence in chief; 10. The course of the evidence: cross examination and re-examination; 11. Opinion evidence; 12. Identification evidence and corroboration; 13. Public interest immunity; 14. Legal professional privilege, and the privelege against self incrimination

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Evidence: Text and Materials by Gregory Durston
Gregory Durston
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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