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Tenth Edition

Roderick Munday

May 2019

ISBN: 9780198832461

584 pages

In Stock

Core Texts Series

Price: £37.99

The ideal succinct guide, combining black-letter coverage alongside vibrant expert analysis of topical issues.



Munday's Evidence provides students with a concise yet analytical introduction to the law of evidence. Vibrant and engaging, this invaluable text is the ideal guide to this challenging subject.

  • A concise student companion, this book offers clear and engaging discussion around the core areas of the law of evidence, as well as topical discussion on the latest legal developments
  • The author's engaging writing style holds the interest of the reader at all times
  • Each chapter begins with a useful summary of its contents, enabling easy navigation of the text, and ends with self-test questions to check understanding and prompt analysis
  • Outline answer guidance to the end-of-chapter questions are available as part of the online resources

New to this edition

  • Coverage of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act revised Codes of Practice C, E and F (2018)
  • Coverage of the amended Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, s 33A
  • Coverage of Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, s 28 (and applicable Practice Direction) as it continues to be rolled out
  • Coverage of all new key cases including: TL [2018] (vigilantes and abuse of process); Blue v. Ashley [2017] (problems relating to oral testimony and memory); Hamberger [2017] (vulnerable defendants); DPP v Sugden [2018] (refreshing of memory); Thompson (Emmanuel) [2018] (evidence of bad character); and Lewis (Lyndon) [2018] (DNA evidence)

About the Author(s)

Roderick Munday, Reader Emeritus in Law and Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Fellow Emeritus at Peterhouse, Cambridge

Roderick Munday is a Reader Emeritus in Law and Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow Emeritus at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Along with Evidence, he is also the author of Cross and Tapper on Evidence (OUP: 2018) and Agency: Law and Principles (OUP: 2016) as well as a co-author of Commercial Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (OUP: 2017).

Table of Contents

    1:Relevance and admissibility of evidence
    2:Presumptions and the burden of proof
    3:Witnesses: competence, compellability, and various privileges
    4:The course of the trial
    5:Witnesses' previous consistent statements and the remnants of the rule against narrative
    6:Character and credibility
    7:Evidence of the defendant's bad character
    8:The opinion rule and the presentation of expert evidence
    9:The rule against hearsay
    11:Drawing adverse inferences from a defendant's omissions, lies, or false alibis
    12:Identification evidence


""Excellent academic rigour and coverage...its academic weight and depth of analysis is its strength."" - Susan Lazer, Subject Leader in Law, University of Huddersfield

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by online resources, including:
Answer guidance to questions in the text
Useful weblinks
Legal updates

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