Murphy on Evidence (15th edition)

ISBN : 9780198788737

Richard Glover
816 ページ
171 x 246 mm

Murphy on Evidence is firmly established as a leading student text, framing the law of evidence in its practical context, suitable for undergraduates as well as those studying for professional law exams. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, and regularly cited in judgments, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. The book's unique approach effectively bridges the gap between the academic study of the law of evidence and its application in practice, combining detailed analysis of the law with a wealth of practical information about how it is used in the courtroom. The text is accompanied by two well-crafted fictional cases - one criminal and one civil - allowing students an opportunity to contextualize and test their growing knowledge. Each chapter presents challenging issues and questions for discussion which can be applied to a suite of supporting case documentation. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains: * Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictional cases, including: Prosecution and defence case papers Police interviews (incl. transcripts, audio, and video) Witness statements Criminal procedure forms Civil claim forms * A range of multiple-choice questions enabling students to test their knowledge * A list of useful web links


1 Introduction to the law of evidence
2 The language of the law of evidence
3 The judicial function in the law of evidence
4 The burden and standard of proof
5 Proof without evidence
6 Witnesses: competence and compellability
oaths and affirmations
7 Examination-in-chief
8 Cross-examination and beyond
9 Corroboration and suspect witness warnings
10 The rule against hearsay I: Scope and working of the rule
11 The rule against hearsay II: Common law and statutory exceptions
12 The rule against hearsay III: Admissions and confessions
13 The rule against hearsay IV: The accused's denials and silence
14 Character evidence I: Character evidence generally
in civil cases
evidence of good character
15 Character evidence II: Evidence of bad character
16 Previous judgments as evidence
17 Opinion evidence
18 Public interest immunity and privilege I: Public interest immunity
19 Public interest immunity and privilege II: Privilege


Richard Glover is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton, and previously practised as a solicitor.