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The Law of Evidence

8th edition


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Publication date

28 August, 2020



Page extent




Essentials of Canadian Law

AUD $85.00 gst included

SKU: 9781552215418 Categories: ,

Product Description

The Law of Evidence, by David M Paciocco, Palma Paciocco, and Lee Stuesser, is Canada’s leading text in evidentiary law in both criminal and civil cases. For more than two decades, it has been relied upon by judges, practitioners, and scholars in the courtroom and in the classroom. The strength of the book is that it does not simply organize and describe the most important topics in the law of evidence; it is designed to simultaneously teach the law of evidence and provide a concise reference source of the leading authorities. In this newest edition of this frequently cited book, the authors continue the practice of organizing, explaining, and illustrating the law of evidence clearly, simply, and practically. The Law of Evidence, 8e, provides authoritative analyses of new cases, and portions of the book have been rewritten or reorganized to enhance discussion of the most important topics in evidentiary law.


1. Introduction

2. The Basics of Admissibility and the Evaluation of Evidence

3. Character Evidence: Primary Materiality

4. Hearsay

5. Opinion and Expert Evidence

6. Privileges, Protections, and Immunities

7. Self-Incrimination

8. Improperly Obtained Evidence

9. Methods of Presenting Evidence

10. Evidence About Credibility and Reliability

11. Secondary Materiality and Your Own Witness

12. Rules Relating to the Use of Admissible Evidence

Table of Canadian Evidence Acts

Table of Cases


About the Authors