McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence, Fifth Edition (Print & ProView)

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Comprising 2,600 pages and citing more than 10,000 cases, the new McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence, Fifth Edition is the most exhaustive source in Canada for the law of criminal evidence. The authors trace the developments of the law of criminal evidence and identify the key elements of a modern principled approach. The work features analyses from judicial, academic, and practitioner's perspectives, and includes contributions from both Canadian and international experts. This authoritative text has been regularly referred to by appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

"This edition marks the completion of the authors' Herculean effort to fully update and rewrite Peter McWilliams' classic text on criminal evidence. Their work is scholarly in the best sense of the word. The reader will find clear answers when it is possible to give them. But more importantly, as a result of rigorous analysis of the cases and texts and generous use of comparative material, the reader will also find the resources to solve new problems through the application of sound principle and analysis.
From the Foreword by the Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas A. Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada

New in this edition

  • An annual review tracking of the key developments in evidentiary law from the preceding year, including review of international developments on the law of criminal evidence by a new International Criminal Evidence Advisory Panel from the United States, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, summarized for easy reference
  • Completely revised chapters on
    • Issue estoppel
    • Exclusion of evidence under § 24 of the Charter
    • Identification evidence

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