Cross on Evidence, 12th edition (eBook)

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Cross on Evidence, 12th Edition is a detailed and authoritative analysis of the rules of the law of evidence in Australia

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AUD$ 279.99
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351927

Product description

Now in its twelfth edition, this fully updated prestigious text, written by the Honourable J D Heydon AC QC, provides a detailed and authoritative analysis of the rules of the law of evidence in Australia. It contains explicit statements of doctrine together with an exposition of the principles underlying the various rules. It is the only significant Australian text which covers the entirety of the law of evidence in Australia, both in the uniform jurisdictions and the states which have separate regimes.


  • Authoritative text on the law of evidence
  • Covers civil and criminal law of evidence in all Australian jurisdictions
  • Outlines both the detail of the law and the principles on which it rests

Related Titles

Cross on Evidence (loose-leaf and online)
Field, Queensland Evidence Law 5th Edition, 2019
Bellew, Arthur, Boas & Chifflet, Australian Uniform Evidence Law: Principles and Context
Zuckerman et al, Zuckerman on Australian Civil Procedure


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Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction

  • Chapter 2 – Facts which Need not be Proved by Evidence

  • Chapter 3 – Estoppels

  • Chapter 4 – The Burden of Proof and Presumptions

  • Chapter 5 – Degrees of Proof

  • Chapter 6 – The Functions of Judge and Jury

  • Chapter 7 – The Competence and Compellability of Witnesses

  • Chapter 8 – Corroboration

  • Chapter 9 – The Course of Evidence

  • Chapter 10 – Character and Credibility

  • Chapter 11 – Similar Fact Evidence

  • Chapter 12 – Evidence by Accused Persons

  • Chapter 13 – Privilege

  • Chapter 14 – Public Interest

  • Chapter 15- Opinion

  • Chapter 16 – The Rule against Hearsay

  • Chapter 17 – The Rule against Hearsay: Principal Exceptions at Common Law

  • Chapter 18 – The Rule against Hearsay: Statutory Exceptions

  • Chapter 19 – The Doctrine of Res Gestae

  • Chapter 20 – Documentary Evidence

  • Chapter 21 – Proof of Frequently Recurring Matters