Criminal Evidence (6ed)

Criminal Evidence (6ed)
Criminal Evidence (6ed)
May, R
Sweet & Maxwell

May on Criminal Evidenceis renowned as a concise and readable guide for the practitioner, explaining the law and practice of criminal evidence in a clear and highly practical manner. Its focus is the issues that actually arise in trials, whether summary or indictment.

This new edition reflects the plethora of recent legislation, wide-ranging case law, the impact of human rights principles in the criminal courts, and brings a popular text completely up to date.

  • Shows how the law of evidence operates in practice, providing a one-stop, comprehensive reference point
  • Deals with all forms of criminal evidence, covering important subjects such as character, hearsay, identification and disclosure
  • Discusses the burden and standard of proof
  • Sets out what happens at trial, the rules connected with it and how to deal with the problems that often arise
  • Explains what is and is not admissible in different situations
  • Covers exclusionary rules and exceptions, and exclusion through discretion, privilege or Convention rights
  • Reproduces relevant legislation, with annotations, so it can be consulted easily
  • Considers the impact of all important recent legislation and case law

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