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Analysis of Evidence

Analysis of Evidence

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521673167
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  • This extensively revised second edition is a rigorous introduction to the construction and criticism of arguments about questions of fact, and to the marshalling and evaluation of evidence at all stages of litigation. It covers the principles underlying the logic of proof; the uses and dangers of story-telling; standards for decision and the relationship between probabilities and proof; the chart method and other methods of analyzing and ordering evidence in fact-investigation, in preparing for trial, and in connection with other important decisions in legal processes and in criminal investigation and intelligence analysis. Most of the chapters in this new edition have been rewritten; the treatment of fact investigation, probabilities and narrative has been extended; and new examples and exercises have been added. Designed as a flexible tool for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on evidence and proof, students, practitioners and teachers alike will find this book challenging but rewarding.

    • A practical, concrete and lively introduction to a basic set of intellectual skills that have traditionally been neglected in legal education
    • Integrates the logic of proof with the law of evidence and trial practice
    • New edition places a greater emphasis on fact investigations, and has been made more 'user friendly' and more flexible for selective use in a variety of courses, with new material
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    16th Jan 2016 by Ovargas

    This book is a fantastic one for anyone who wants to learn about methods of marshaling and assessing evidence in legal context. The material about evidence and inference is rigorous and very comprehensive. It is a fantastic tool for attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and of course professors and students in several disciplines. Evidence analysis and Law of Evidence have a magnificent work to explore.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521673167
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Evidence and inference: some food for thought
    2. Fact investigation and the nature of evidence
    3. Principles of proof
    4. Methods of analysis
    5. The chart method
    6. Outlines, chronologies and narrative
    7. Analysing the decided case: anatomy of a cause célèbre
    8. Evaluating evidence
    9. Probabilities, weight and probative force
    10. Necessary but dangerous: generalizations and stories in argumentation about facts
    11. The principles of proof and the law of evidence
    12. The trial lawyer's standpoint.

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    Analysis of Evidence

    Terence Anderson, David Schum, William Twining

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    Terence Anderson, University of Miami
    Terence Anderson is Professor of Law at the University of Miami. He is an experienced litigator and teacher of courses on methods of analysis, evidence, and trial practice. His writings include articles developing and illustrating topics covered in the book.

    David Schum, George Mason University, Virginia
    David Schum is Professor of Law and Systems Engineering and Law at George Mason University.

    William Twining, University College London
    William Twining is Quain Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, University College London and a regular Visiting Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. His writings on evidence include rethinking Evidence (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press).

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