Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 4th Edition

 
Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 4th Edition
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-680-3
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
936
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2016
 
Subjects:
Evidence
 
 
 
 
 

Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 4th Edition investigates the rules and principles that govern how facts are established in legal proceedings. The author team, consisting of well-respected scholars from a number of Canadian law schools, has developed a casebook that sets itself apart from other resources by weaving a single case study — inspired by an actual murder prosecution — throughout the entire text.

At the end of each chapter, the authors introduce new developments in the case study, and readers are asked to apply what they have just learned to solve problems that emerge in the course of that case. As readers work through this unique text, they will become familiar with the case study and invested in solving the evidence problems it poses.

The fourth edition of Evidence: A Canadian Casebook bridges the gap between evidence law in theory and in practice, giving readers a deeper sense of the methodology that informs all evidence analysis, and brings new emphasis to the operation of evidence law within the broader social context. The casebook focuses on the core of the law of evidence, and aims to equip readers not only to understand the law of evidence as it stands today, but also to adapt and respond to the change and reform that is a constant feature of the law of evidence.

The fourth edition provides expanded discussion in all areas of evidence law, and especially with respect to the exclusionary rule, expert evidence, witness credibility, character evidence, privilege, and formal admissions. New Supreme Court of Canada cases excerpted in the fourth edition include R v Baldree (2013) on hearsay, R v NS (2012) on credibility, R v Hart (2014) on Mr. Big confessions, and Union Carbide Canada Inc v Bombardier Inc (2014) on privilege.

  • New emphasis on the operation of evidence law within the broader social context
  • Expanded discussion in all areas of evidence law, including exclusionary rule, expert evidence, witness credibility, character evidence, privilege, and formal admissions
  • New Supreme Court of Canada cases excerpted in the fourth edition include R v Baldree (2013) on hearsay, R v NS (2012) on credibility, R v Hart (2014) on Mr. Big confessions, and Union Carbide Canada Inc v Bombardier Inc (2014) on privilege

Part I: Introduction: Basic Concepts

  • Chapter 1: Sources and Goals of the Law of Evidence
  • Chapter 2: Witnesses
  • Chapter 3: Relevancy, Probative Value, and Prejudice

Part II: Exclusionary Rules Based on Unreliability and Prejudice

  • Chapter 4: Hearsay
  • Chapter 5: Opinion Evidence
  • Chapter 6: Credibility
  • Chapter 7: Character

Part III: Exclusionary Rules Based on Policy

  • Chapter 8: Statements of an Accused and Illegally Obtained Evidence
  • Chapter 9: Privilege and Related Issues

Part IV: Further Aspects of Proof

  • Chapter 10: Judicial Notice
  • Chapter 11: Burden and Quantum of Proof
 
 
 
 
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Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 4th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Hardcover
Colour: One colour
Status: Available
ISBN/ISSN:978-1-55239-680-3P

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