Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition

Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
August 2020
Evidence and Investigation

Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition introduces readers to the rules and principles governing the establishment of facts in legal proceedings. Through clear language and extensive extracts from leading cases, students will develop their ability to read primary legal materials with greater comprehension.

This casebook sets itself apart from other resources by weaving a case study throughout the entire text. Readers can apply their readings and understanding of the law using the end-of-chapter “problem sets”—a series of detailed evidentiary issues from the hypothetical case.

This edition reflects updated legislation, recent cases, and expanded discussion.

  • Expanded discussion of the principled approach to hearsay, the difficult problem of admissibility, and the use of evidence of a complainant’s sexual history in sexual assault trials
  • New excerpted Supreme Court of Canada cases, including R v Barton (2019), Denis v Côté (2019), R v Goldfinch (2019), R v Le (2019), R v Chouhan (ONCA 2020), Langenfeld v Toronto Police Services Board (ONCA 2019), and R v CMM (BCCA 2020)
  • Up-to-date legislation
  • Emphasis on the operation of evidence law within the broader social context

Part I Introduction: Basic Concepts
1. Sources and Goals of the Law of Evidence
2. Witnesses
3. Relevancy, Probative Value, and Prejudice
Part II Exclusionary Rules Based on Unreliability and Prejudice
4. Hearsay
5. Opinion
6. Credibility
7. Character
Part III Exclusionary Rules Based on Policy
8. Statements by accused; Improperly obtained evidence
9. Privilege
Part IV Further Aspects of Proof
10. Judicial notice
11. Burden & quantum

Prices and Formats

Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Hardcover
Colour: One Colour
Status: Format: On Backorder

Price: $133.00