Evidence (9th edition)

Roderick Munday
Core Texts Series

The Core Text series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Munday's Evidence provides students with a succinct yet thought-provoking introduction to all of the key areas covered on undergraduate law of evidence courses. Vibrant and engaging, the book sets out to demystify a traditionally intimidating area of law. Probing analysis of the issues, both historic and current, ensures that the text contains a thorough exploration of the 'core' of the subject. Whether used as a primer, core text, or as a reintroduction to the subject, Evidence is the ideal companion for those keen to grasp the core principles and current law of evidence. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an open access Online Resource Centre, including: Answer guidance to questions in the text Useful weblinks Legal updates www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/munday9e/


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
10 Confessions
11 Drawing adverse inferences from a defendant's omissions, lies, or false alibis
12 Identification evidence


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 Agency: Law and Principles (OUP: 2016) as well as a co-author of Clarke, Hooley, Munday, Sealy, Tettenborn and Turner, Commercial Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (OUP: 2017).