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Innovations in Evidence and Proof

Integrating Theory, Research and Teaching

Editor(s): Paul Roberts, Mike Redmayne
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Published: 14-11-2007
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Extent: 426
ISBN: 9781847317995
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Innovations in Evidence and Proof

Innovations in Evidence and Proof brings together fifteen leading scholars and experienced law teachers based in Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, the USA and England and Wales to explore and debate the latest developments in Evidence and Proof scholarship. The essays comprising this volume range expansively over questions of disciplinary taxonomy, pedagogical method and computer-assisted learning, doctrinal analysis, fact-finding, techniques of adjudication, the ethics of cross-examination, the implications of behavioural science research for legal procedure, human rights, comparative law and international criminal trials. Communicating the breadth, dynamism and intensity of contemporary theoretical innovation in their diversity of subject-matter and approach, the authors nonetheless remain united by a common purpose: to indicate how the best interdisciplinary theorising and research might be integrated directly into degree-level Evidence teaching.

Innovations in Evidence and Proof is published at an exciting time of theoretical renewal and increasing empirical sophistication in legal evidence, proof and procedure scholarship. This groundbreaking collection will be essential reading for Evidence teachers, and will also engage the interest and imagination of scholars, researchers and students investigating issues of evidence and proof in any legal system, municipal, transnational or global.

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Teaching Evidence Scholarship PAUL ROBERTS AND MIKE REDMAYNE
1. Rethinking the Law of Evidence: a Twenty-First Century Agenda for Teaching and Research PAUL ROBERTS
2. Taking Facts Seriously-Again WILLIAM TWINING
3. A Principled Approach to Relevance: the Cheshire Cat in Canada CHRISTINE BOYLE
4. Analysing Evidence Case Law MIKE REDMAYNE
5. Thinking With and Outside the Box: Developing Computer Support for Evidence Teaching BURKHARD SCHAFER, JEROEN KEPPENS AND QIANG SHEN
6. Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives on Hearsay and Confrontation CRAIG R CALLEN
7. Reasoning, Relevance and Law Reform: the Influence of Empirical Research on Criminal Adjudication JENNY MCEWAN
8. Behavioural Science Data in Evidence Teaching and Scholarship RODERICK BAGSHAW
9. Teaching Evidence Scholarship: Evidence and the Practical Process of Proof ANDREW LIGERTWOOD
10. Battling a Good Story: Cross-examining the Failure of the Law of Evidence JILL HUNTER
11. Taking Comparative Evidence Seriously JOHN JACKSON
12. Convergence, Appropriate Fit and Values in Criminal Process PJ SCHWIKKARD
13. Why International Criminal Evidence? PAUL ROBERTS
14. A Message from Elsewhere: Witnesses before International Criminal Tribunals ROBERT CRYER

Reviews

“This edited volume…constitutes a timely call to action for theorists, researchers and instructors of evidence everywhere...This collection does a commendable job of indeed providing inspiration.” –  Carole McCartney, School of Law, University of Leeds, Law, Probability and Risk, 8

“...scholars in the field of civil evidence may find a lot of interesting developments in the essays collected in the book, notwithstanding the fact that they are primarily focused upon criminal evidence…extremely useful for experts of both criminal and civil evidence, in any country within the civil law part of the world.” –  Michele Taruffo, International Commentary on Evidence, Vol. 5, Issue 2

“...Innovations in Evidence and Proof' constitutes a welcome and timely publication, and is essential reading for anyone serious about developing their scholarship and teaching within the law of evidence.... the book has also much to say to a wider academic audience about the value of multidisciplinary and comparative scholarship.” –  Jonathan Doak, Criminal Law Review

“Overall, this book represents an excellent introduction to many of the themes in contemporary Anglo-American evidence research.” –  Deidre Dwyer, Civil Justice Quarterly

“This is an extremely valuable introduction to the current range of evidence scholarship. It is to be commended in particular to those who teach evidence law, or have an interest in the subject, to assist them in keeping up to date with the breadth of current research.” –  Deidre Dwyer, Law Quarterly Review

“…a pleasure to read and a valuable stimulus and resource for teachers of evidence law…Innovations gives all of us reason to rethink how we teach evidence, and to that extent amply succeeds in its purpose.” –  Hamish Stewart, Canadian Criminal Law Review, Volume 13, Number 3

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