Evidence: Law and Context

5th Edition

Jonathan Doak, Claire Mcgourlay, Mark Thomas

Routledge
Published February 21, 2018
Textbook - 470 Pages
ISBN 9781138054998 - CAT# Y331143

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Summary

Evidence: Law and Context explains the key concepts of evidence law in England and Wales clearly and concisely, set against the backdrop of the broader political and theoretical contexts. The book focuses on the essential topics commonly found on Evidence courses covering both criminal evidence and civil evidence. It takes a contextual approach discussing how wider policy debates and societal trends have impacted upon the recent evolution of the law in order to provide students with an explanation as to how and why the law has developed.

The fifth edition has been revised to include: coverage of R v Hunter 2015 and its impact on good character evidence; developments in procedures relating to young and vulnerable witnesses; and more in-depth coverage of key cases.

Learning points summarise the major principles and rules covered and practical examples are used throughout the text to give better understanding as to how the technical rules are applied in practice. Self-test questions are included in the book, helping students to test their understanding and prepare for assessment.

Well written, clear and with a logical structure throughout, it contains all the information necessary for any undergraduate evidence law module.

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