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Nutshells Evidence
Nutshells Evidence
6th Edition
Series:  Nutshells
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Evidence
ISBN:  9780414045934
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  26 Apr 2011
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Nutshells Evidence - an essential revision and starter guide:
  • Presents the essentials in clear and straightforward language, explaining the basic principles
  • Incorporates colour to help distinguish cases and legislation and aid ease of use
  • Breaks the text down into bite-size chunks and includes bullets where appropriate to aid navigation, assimilation and retention of information
  • Opens each chapter with a short introduction to outline the key concepts covered and condense complex and important information
  • Closes each chapter with a checklist to enable students to check that all the learning needs have been met
  • Provides a model question with answer plan at the end of each chapter to enable students to fully prepared for both exam and essay questions
  • Includes diagrams throughout to illustrate difficult concepts
  • Places important key definitions and statutory provisions in boxes to help highlight the key points to remember
  • Contains a host of useful tools including tables of cases and statutes, a list of examination tips, and a list of useful web resources
  • Burden and standard of proof
  • Competence and compellability
  • Corroboration and supporting evidence, identification evidence and lies told by the accused
  • The accused’s right of silence
  • Examination, cross-examination and re-examination of witnesses
  • Evidence of opinion
  • Privilege and public interest immunity
  • The rule against hearsay: the common law
  • Civil Evidence Act 1995
  • Confessions
  • Statutory exceptions to the hearsay rule in criminal proceedings (other than confessions)
  • Similar fact evidence
  • Evidence of character
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