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Murphy on Evidence

Murphy on Evidence (15th edn)

Richard Glover
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date: 29 March 2023

p. 11. Introduction to the law of evidencelocked

p. 11. Introduction to the law of evidencelocked

  • Richard GloverRichard GloverSenior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wolverhampton


This chapter provides an overview of the law of evidence. It discusses the definition of evidence and how the law of evidence differs from the science or philosophy of evidence; the characteristics of the judicial trial that demand a particular legal approach to the presentation and use of evidence including, on occasion, its exclusion; the development of the rules of evidence in the common law system and the factors that influenced this; the classification of the rules of evidence; and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular the provisions relating to the right to a fair trial.

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