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Murphy on Evidence / Edition 15

Murphy on Evidence / Edition 15

by Richard GloverRichard Glover


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Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading student text, framing the law of evidence in its practical context, suitable for undergraduates as well as those studying for professional law exams. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, and regularly cited in judgments, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. The book's unique approach effectively bridges the gap between the academic study of the law of evidence and its application in practice, combining detailed analysis of the law with a wealth of practical information about how it is used in the courtroom.

The text is accompanied by two well-crafted fictional cases - one criminal and one civil - allowing students an opportunity to contextualize and test their growing knowledge. Each chapter presents challenging issues and questions for discussion which can be applied to a suite of supporting case documentation.

Online Resource Centre

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains:
DT Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictional cases, including:
Prosecution and defence case papers
Police interviews (incl. transcripts, audio, and video)
Witness statements
Criminal procedure forms
Civil claim forms
DT A range of multiple-choice questions enabling students to test their knowledge
DT A list of useful web links

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198788737
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Edition description: 15th ed.
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Glover, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wolverhampton

Richard Glover is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton, and previously practised as a solicitor.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the law of evidence
2. The language of the law of evidence
3. The judicial function in the law of evidence
4. The burden and standard of proof
5. Proof without evidence
6. Witnesses: competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations
7. Examination-in-chief
8. Cross-examination and beyond
9. Corroboration and suspect witness warnings
10. The rule against hearsay I: Scope and working of the rule
11. The rule against hearsay II: Common law and statutory exceptions
12. The rule against hearsay III: Admissions and confessions
13. The rule against hearsay IV: The accused's denials and silence
14. Character evidence I: Character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character
15. Character evidence II: Evidence of bad character
16. Previous judgments as evidence
17. Opinion evidence
18. Public interest immunity and privilege I: Public interest immunity
19. Public interest immunity and privilege II: Privilege

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