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Murphy on Evidence Thirteenth Edition


Author: Richard Glover and Peter Murphy
ISBN: 978-0-19-966987-5
Publisher: OXFORD
Date Published: 2013

Κωδικός προϊόντος: 978-0-19-966987-5 Κατηγορία:

•Written by a former criminal practitioner with continuing strong links with the legal profession, the book effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice, ensuring that students gain a fully rounded understanding of the subject and appreciate how the law is applied in criminal and civil cases •An authoritative reference in the common law world, the text is regularly cited in judgments and by law reform groups •Thought-provoking questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage a critical, problem-based approach to the subject •Two fictitious case studies, developed throughout the book and on the Online Resource Centre, allow students to apply their knowledge in a practical capacity •Detailed online updates keep readers abreast of important changes in the field New to this edition •Fully updated to cover all recent developments in the area, including new case law and legislative changes •Enhanced coverage of civil cases •Further case study documentation and videos available on the Online Resource Centre •Multiple choice questions have been added to the Online Resource Centre, providing students with the ideal opportunity to test their knowledge Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading text for use on undergraduate law courses and in preparation for professional examinations. 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 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. As in previous editions, the author’s teaching method is centred around two realistic case studies – one criminal and one civil – presenting challenging evidence issues and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter. The case study material for this new edition has been further developed with new podcasts and videos on the Online Resource Centre. Fully up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving subject, the thirteenth edition of Murphy on Evidence is as indispensable as its predecessors. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains: – Regular updates to the text – A list of useful web links – Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictitious cases A range of multiple-choice questions enabling students to test their knowledge


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: Character evidence I: character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character
6: Character evidence II: evidence of bad character
7: The rule against hearsay I: scope and working of the rule
8: The rule against hearsay II: common law and statutory exceptions
9: The rule against hearsay III: admissions and confessions
10: The rule against hearsay IV: the accused’s denials and silence
11: Opinion evidence
12: Previous judgments as evidence
13: Public interest immunity and privilege I: public interest immunity
14: Public interest immunity and privilege II: privilege
15: Witnesses: competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations
16: Examination in chief
17: Cross-examination and beyond
18: Corroboration and suspect witness warnings
19: Documentary and real evidence
20: Proof without evidence