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

Salako, Solomon E. (2010) Evidence, Proof and Justice: Legal Philosophy and the Provable in English Courts. Bookboon.com. ISBN 978-87-7681-685-8

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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 the transformation of the rules of evidence in English courts with a view to teasing out the benefits and portents of the transformation and proffering suggestions for reform.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 16:33
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 08:01
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/397

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