Principles of Evidence (4th Edition) (eBook)

Product Attributes

  • eBook
  • 9781485118138
  • 4th Edition
  • 780 Pages
  • 2016


Schwikkard, PJ ; Van der Merwe, SE


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About this Publication:

The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence. It further discusses the statutory provisions regulating diverse matters such as sexual history evidence and the admissibility of electronic evidence.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction to the law of evidence
  • Admissibility of relevant evidence
  • Exclusion of relevant evidence: Privilege
  • Exclusion of relevant evidence: Unconstitutionally obtained evidence
  • Hearsay
  • Admissibility and proof of the contents of relevant detrimental statements
  • Kinds of evidence and the presentation thereof
  • Witness
  • Proof without evidence
  • Weight of evidence and standards and burdens of proof
  • Appendices of relevant legislation
  • Index

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Students of the law of evidence
  • Judges
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys

Key Benefits:

  • Caters for the needs of students and practitioners alike
  • Assesses the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence
  • Examines the growing body of case law dealing with hearsay evidence, confessions and admissions
  • Analyses the latest case law development permitting substantive use of the previous inconsistent statement of a hostile witness
  • Contains specific discussions of statutory provisions regulating diverse matters
  • Considers the following sections in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007: s 58 (previous report of victim of sexual offence); s 59 (delay in reporting) and s 60 (abolition of cautionary rule in respect of victim’s evidence)