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Evidence, Proof and Justice - Legal Philosophy and the Provable in English Courts

Evidence, Proof and Justice - Legal Philosophy and the Provable in English Courts

This is a free, online textbook offered by Bookboon.com. According to the author, "A lot has happened in the last decade on rationalising the congeries of rules of evidence applied in English courts. Scientific evidence is gradually replacing evidence based on the principle of orality or spontaneity. And yet, judges are not scientifically trained. There is a convergence of the English adversarial system, especially in criminal proceedings, with the Continental inquisitorial system; and, what is more, the proliferation of statutes on the law of evidence and the wide discretionary powers vested in judges to admit all types of evidence raise serious issues of justice and ‘open impartiality’ as distinct from ‘close impartiality’. It is the object of this book to use legal philosophy to analyse... Show More
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