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Murphy on Evidenceis firmly established as a leading text for use on undergraduate law courses and in preparation for professional examinations. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. It bridges the gap between academic and practical treatments of the law of evidence, containing detailed academic analysis of the law alongside a wealth of practical information about how the law is applied in the courtroom. The tweflth edition has been thoroughly updated and deals with many important decisions of the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal since publication of the last edition. As in previous editions, the authors' teaching method is centred around a realistic, though fictitious, criminal case and civil case, presenting challenging evidence issues and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter. Murphy on Evidencefirst appeared in 1980 under the nameA Practical Approach to Evidence, and its success in providing a readable and practical guide to the subject has been widely acknowledged, not only by law teachers and students, but also by the profession. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by on Online Resource Centre, which contains: - Regular updates to the text - A list of useful web links - Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two fictitious cases
Peter Murphy is a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. He read law at Cambridge and is a member of the Bars of England, California, and Texas. He is a former Principle Lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law and has taught and practiced at the Bar extensively, both in England and the United States. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Blackstone's Criminal Practice and is the author of Evidence Proof and Facts: A Book of Sources. His books constitute a complete and proven method for teaching evidence.
Richard Glover is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton. Before joining the School of Legal Studies in 1998, Richard worked in private practice, as a criminal lawyer in London and South Wales. His principle areas of interest are the law of evidence, human rights law, and criminal law. He is currently researching into the law relating to burdens of proof following a number of significant decisions from appellate courts in recent years.