Principles of Evidence, 4th Edition

Principles of Evidence, 4th Edition

The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence. It further discusses the statutory provisions regulating diverse matters such as sexual history evidence and the admissibility of electronic evidence.

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  • Title: Principles of Evidence, 4th Edition
  • Author/s: PJ Schwikkard & SE van der Merwe
  • Publisher: Juta
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • ISBN: 9781485109242
  • Format: Soft cover

The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence. It further discusses the statutory provisions regulating diverse matters such as sexual history evidence and the admissibility of electronic evidence.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction to the law of evidence
  • Admissibility of relevant evidence
  • Exclusion of relevant evidence: Privilege
  • Exclusion of relevant evidence: Unconstitutionally obtained evidence
  • Hearsay
  • Admissibility and proof of the contents of relevant detrimental statements
  • Kinds of evidence and the presentation thereof
  • Witness
  • Proof without evidence
  • Weight of evidence and standards and burdens of proof
  • Appendices of relevant legislation
  • Index

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