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The Modern Law of Evidence


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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 admissable by statute in civil proceedings ; 12. Hearsay admissable 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. Judgments as evidence of the facts upon which they were based ; 22. Proof of facts without evidence

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Adrian Keane is a barrister, Professor of Law and Director of Professional Programmes at The City Law School, City University, London
Paul McKeown is a barrister, and Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City University, London


Keane and McKeown have produced a valuable text that provides an accurate account of the solid legal bases behind each area or evidential category. Emma Smith, Northumbria University, The Law Teacher, 2012

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