The Modern Law of Evidence is well-established and widely relied upon as a lucid, engaging and authoritative exposition of the contemporary law of evidence. This book has been cited with approval by the highest appellate courts and continues to be a useful reference for practitioners and judges. . This seventh edition continues to provide up to date coverage of the burgeoning case law that has arisen since enactment of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. In particular, ongoing developments in the areas of hearsay and the bad character of the accused are thoroughly explained and analysed. This book has been cited with approval by the highest appellate courts and is an ideal text for the undergraduate student, students studying on the BVC and LPC. It also continues to be a useful reference for practitioners and judges.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Evidence obtained by illegal or unfair means; 4. The burden and standard of proof; 5. Witnesses; 6. Examination-in-chief; 7. Cross-examination and re-examination; 8. Corroboration and care warnings; 9. Documentary and real evidence; 10. Hearsay in criminal cases; 11. Hearsay admissible by statute in civil proceedings; 12. Hearsay admissible at common law; 13. Confessions; 14. Statutory inferences from an accused's silence or conduct; 15. Evidence of character: evidence of character in civil cases; 16. Evidence of character: evidence of the good character of the accused; 17. Evidence of character: evidence of bad character in criminal cases; 18. Opinion evidence; 19. Public policy; 20. Privilege; 21. Judgements as evidence of the facts upon which they were based; 22. Proof of facts without evidence
Adrian Keane is a barrister, Dean of the Inns of Court School of Law, and Professor of Law at City University, London.