- Evidence (Law) -- England
- Evidence (Law) -- Wales
- 0421925108 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 1997.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The adversarial, the logical and the legal. Trial procedure - the judge and the jury. The burden and standard of proof. Police investigation, interrogation and confession. Documentary and real evidence. Immunities from testifying: public interest immunity. Immunities from testifying: private privileges and confidential information. The testimony of witnesses: their reliability, competence and compellability. The testimony of witnesses: the need for supportive evidence. The testimony of witnesses: pre-trial disclosure and examination-in-chief. The testimony of witnesses: the hostile witness and cross-examination. The testimony of witnesses: vulnerable witnesses. Character evidence. Similar fact evidence. The accused as witness. The rule against hearsay - its scope and rationale. Common law exceptions to hearsay. Statutory exceptions to hearsay proceedings: The Criminal Justice Act 1988 and other animals. Statutory exceptions to hearsay in civil proceedings: Civil Evidence Act 1995. Opinions and the evidence.
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