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Published: 13 March 2014

776 Pages


ISBN: 9780199684342

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The Modern Law of Evidence

Tenth Edition

Adrian Keane and Paul McKeown

  • A no-nonsense, direct approach, focusing on the rules that underpin the law of evidence, guides students through this complex subject and has proved very popular over successive editions
  • Provides an examination of the theory behind the law as well as its practical application, helping to engage the reader with the key debates and encouraging analytical thought
  • In-depth coverage of all key topics found on law of evidence modules ensures that this is the ideal core text for any student studying for academic or professional qualifications

New to this Edition:

  • New materials, relating to the practical application of the law and including problem questions and answers have been added to the Online Resource Centre
  • Coverage has been thoroughly updated to cover all the latest developments, including:
  • The decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Al-Khawaja and Tahery V UK and the Court of Appeal decision in R v Riat on hearsay
  • The Judicial College Bench Checklist: Young Witness Cases and the Advocacy Training Council's Report, Raising the Bar: The handling of vulnerable witnesses, victims and defendants in court, both designed to enable vulnerable witnesses to give their 'best evidence'
  • The Court of Appeal decision in R v Philips, on bad character evidence where co-accused run 'cut-throat' defences
  • The Justice and Security Act 2013, Parliament's controversial response to the Supreme Court decision in Al Rawi v Security Service, enabling civil courts to order a closed material procedure in the case of material the disclosure of which would damage the interests of national security
  • The Court of Appeal decisions in R v E, on the cross-examination of children and R v Chinn, on memory refreshing
  • The Privy Council decision Tido v R, on dock identifications

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