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Andrew L-T Choo

Andrew Choo’s Evidence provides an account of the core principles of the law of civil and criminal evidence in England and Wales. It also explores the fundamental rationales that underlie the law as a whole. The text explores current debates and draws on different jurisdictions to achieve a mix of critical and thought-provoking analysis. Where appropriate the text draws on comparative material and a variety of socio-legal, empirical, and non-legal material. This (fifth) edition takes account of revisions to the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act Codes of Practice. It also examines in detail cases on various topics decided since the last edition was completed, including: • Ibrahim v UK (ECtHR (GC), 2016) (confession evidence); • Myers v R (PC, 2015) (expert evidence); • R v Awoyemi (CA, 2016) (bad character evidence); • R v Brown (Edward) (CA, 2015) (legal professional privilege); • R v Evans (Chedwyn) (CA, 2016) (sexual behaviour evidence); • R v FNC (CA, 2015) (DNA evidence); • R v G (S) (CA, 2017) (vulnerable witnesses); • R v Hunter (Nigel) (CA, 2015) (good character evidence); • R v Lubemba (CA, 2014) (vulnerable witnesses); • R v Mitchell (SC, 2016) (bad character evidence); • R v Platt (CA, 2016) (bad character evidence); • R v Shanmugarajah (CA, 2015) (photographic evidence); • R v Tsekiri (CA, 2017) (DNA evidence).