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Published: 25 May 2017

816 Pages


ISBN: 9780198788737

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Murphy on Evidence

Fifteenth Edition

Richard Glover

  • 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
  • Two fictional case studies with a wealth of accompanying case documentation allow students to apply their growing knowledge
  • Thought-provoking questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage a critical, problem-based approach to the subject

New to this Edition:

  • The table of contents has been restructured to present a more narrative approach to the law as it would be encountered in a live case
  • Analysis of the latest case law developments, with over 200 new appellate decisions referred to and discussed since the last edition, including: Rizan v Hayes [2016], Chief Constable of Lancashire v Wilson [2015] (on the burden and standard of proof); Hunter [2015] (on good character directions); Sullivan [2015], Prospere [2016], Mitchell [2016], Stewart [2016], Awoyemi [2016], Lunkulu [2015], Umair [2016], Muhedeen [2016], Hussain [2015] (on bad character evidence); Beghal v DPP [2016], Brown [2016], Property Alliance Group v The Royal Bank of Scotland [2016], RE v United Kingdom (2016) (on privilege); Wright v R [2016]; O'Donnell v United Kingdom (2015) (on remaining silent at court); Re R (Children) [2015], Bala [2016] (on competence and compellability)
  • Discussion of new legislation and procedure rules, including: Serious Crime Act 2015; The Modern Slavery Act 2015; The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015

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