Cross and Tapper on Evidence

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Law - 790 pages
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The eleventh edition of the renowned Cross and Tapper on Evidence provides detailed coverage of a fast moving and important subject. It carefully considers the full implications of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, with a particular focus on the interpretation, by the courts, of the radical changes to the law relating to the admissibility of evidence of the bad character of the accused, and of hearsay. The ways in which the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights continues to penetrate English law are also fully evaluated. On the civil side, this new edition reflects on recent decisions in the area of private privilege, especially in relation to legal professional privilege. In addition, it considers and evaluates the principal changes proposed by various law reform bodies and lobbying groups.

This focused and detailed book retains its wide coverage of materials from the principal common law jurisdictions. This comparative material provides an excellent basis for the critical analysis and appraisal of English law. Cross and Tapper on Evidence remains the most all-embracing text on the law of evidence available, and will be of great use to students and practitioners alike.

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Awesome book,has made evidence law the easiest and most enjoyable.The book has inspired me to simplify Kenyan Evidence laws from The Evidence Act,soon I will start writing a book,same principles but different context in terms of statutory provisions and case law ....................Amunga Joshua,Kenya 

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This is very usefull to us eventhough the law of evidence, we are studing in Sri Lanka is bear little differance with this discussion.

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Colin Tapper was a pupil of Sir Rupert Cross, and worked with him on the editing of the sixth edition of Cross on Evidence. He has edited the last five editions of the work. He is a barrister, a Fellow of Magdelen College and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Oxford.

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