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NCJ Number: 160327 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Evidence, Third Edition
Author(s): R May
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 565
Sponsoring Agency: Sweet and Maxwell
London, NW3 3PF, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-421-48600-7
Sale Source: Sweet and Maxwell
Marketing Director
100 Ave. Road
London, NW3 3PF,
United Kingdom
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Written by a judge in a British circuit court and directed to attorneys, judges, police, students, and teachers, this volume presents and explains the law and rules of evidence in Great Britain's criminal courts.
Abstract: An overview discusses the meaning and classification of evidence, the best evidence rule, admissibility, and relevance. Additional chapters focus on real evidence, including chattels, documents, photographs, tape recordings, video recordings, and automatic recordings; the meaning and classification of private, public, and judicial documents; the burden and standard of proof; and proof where evidence is not necessary. Further sections focus on exclusionary rules and exceptions, including statutory provisions, the admission of similar fact evidence, the character of the defendant and witnesses, evidence of opinion, hearsay, confessions, statutory exceptions to hearsay connected with documents, the discretion to exclude evidence, privilege, and public interest. Other chapters focus on rules connected with the trial, including the functions of the judge, the jury, and justices; identification; competence and compellability of witnesses; disclosure and calling of evidence; examination of evidence; corroboration; and the evidence of suspect witnesses. Footnotes, table of cases, index, and appended text of law
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Burden of proof; Criminal justice overview texts; Evidence; Foreign judicial systems; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Rules of evidence
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