Cross on Evidence, 11th edition

Now in its eleventh edition, this prestigious text describes and analyses the main rules of the law of evidence in Australia. Written by the Honourable J D Heyson AC QC, this text provides explicit statements of doctrine and an exposition of the principles underlying the various rules.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409345940

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Now in its eleventh edition, this 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. This edition is fully up to date and 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.

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

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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