The Practical Guide to Evidence and Proof in Criminal Cases 9th edition offers a clear and concise explanation of the different types of evidence admissible in criminal cases, the rules excluding certain categories of evidence, and the exceptions to those rules.
The ninth edition brings clarity to the rules of criminal evidence, reflecting significant amendments in case law, legislation, and policy. It includes up-to-date coverage of the Criminal Justice Reform and Evidence (Amendment) Bills passed in 2018. This edition also includes updated material on evidence protection at trials for complainants of sexual assault and child abuse offences.
Authored by evidence law experts Hon. Roger E. Salhany and Edward W. Claxton, this essential resource serves as an ideal study aid for law students learning about the criminal process, graduates preparing for the bar exam, or legal practitioners in need of a handy courtroom reference.
- An in-depth examination of the trial process and burden of proof under common law, from opening statements to the final verdict.
- A chapter devoted to admissions and confessions.
- Historical case examples illustrating key concepts and legislation.
- A case table for easy reference.
Table of Contents
PART I ADMISSIBILITY
Chapter One: General Principles
Chapter Two: Kinds of Evidence
PART II EXCLUDED EVIDENCE
Chapter Three: Hearsay
Chapter Four: Previous Consistent Statements
Chapter Five: Character Evidence
Chapter Six: Opinion Evidence
Chapter Seven: Admissions and Confessions
PART III TRIAL PROCESS
Chapter Eight: Proof at Trial
Chapter Nine: Presumptions and Burdens of Proof
Chapter Ten: Particular Problms of Proof