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Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence Peter Mirfield (University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford)

Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence By Peter Mirfield (University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford)

Summary

This book examines the whole of the pre-trial phase of criminal investigation including the law relating to confessions, the right to silence, the admissibility of evidence obtained during pre-trial investigation and the issue of improperly obtained evidence.

Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence Summary

Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence by Peter Mirfield (University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford)

This important new book examines in some detail the law relating to confessions, unlawful evidence, and the 'right to silence' in the police station. The author also looks at the principles which lie behind this branch of the law. As well as his close examination of the English position, the author also looks at alternative approaches taken by Scottish, Irish, Australian, Canadian, and American legal systems. There is no other book written in English which gives such systematic treatment to this subject.

Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence Reviews

an authoritative account of the modern law relating to the admissibility of confession evidence...Peter Mirfield as produced a masterly account that will become an essential resource book for any serious student of this area of the law...The book is extremely well written and will appeal to both practitioners and academics. All in all this book is a major achievement and will soon be cited heavily in courts and will soon be cited heavily in courts and classrooms alike.
Mirfield's scholarship cannot be faulted. The book is also nicely written. The question of how far the criminal courts should admit and act on illegally or irregularly obtained evidence is one of immense practical importance, and one which causes acute difficulty in every legal system in the civilised world. Every lawyer who is interested in it will profit by reading Mirfield's analysis./ J. R. Spencer, The Cambridge Law Journal/ 1998.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction ; 2: The Principles Behind Exclusion ; 3: Procedural Issues and Exclusion ; 4: Confessions - Preliminary Issues ; 5: Confessions - The Exclusionary Rule ; 6: Discretionary Exclusion of Confessions and Other Evidence - General Principles ; 7: Discretionary Exclusion of Confessions and other Evidence - Specific Cases ; 8: Confessions: Ancillary Issues under the Exclusionary Rule and Discretion ; 9: Compelled Self-incrimination and Incriminating Silence ; 10: Vulnerable Suspects ; 11: The Relevance of the European Convention on Human Rights ; 12: Alternative Approaches

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GOR005723032
9780198262695
0198262698
Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence by Peter Mirfield (University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, University Lecturer in Law, and Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford)
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Hardback
Oxford University Press
19980226
420
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