Title

Western Australian Evidence Law

Date of this Version

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publication Details

Citation only

Field, D., & Offer, K. (2015). Western Australian Evidence Law. Chatswood, Sydney: LexisNexis Australia.

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Copyright © 2015 Reed International Books Australia Pty Limited trading as LexisNexis.

ISBN

9780409338423

Abstract

Extract: Evidence' has been comprehensively defined as ‘…… the material offered in court during a trial for the purpose of enabling the finder of fact ... to reach a decision on the issues in dispute'. Whilst this is perhaps the closest one can get to the meaning attributed to the word 'evidence' by a non-specialist (including a law student on their first day of studying the subject), this seemingly simple definition masks various layers of complexity, and defines simply the end product of many processes of assessment, selection and rejection of those items of information which will be admissible as 'evidence' in a case.

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