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Books Spotlight - June 2022

Posted by Peel Law Association on 15 June 2022


Two new Criminal Law titles have just been added to the PLA Library Collection!

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence
by Eric V. Gottardi, et al.

Published: April 2022 by Emond Publishing

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence is an essential guide for legal practitioners and expert witnesses participating in a criminal trial. Applicable to Crown, defence counsel, and the judiciary, this handbook uses clear and concise language to address all aspects of expert witness testimony from start to finish. Read more.

Practical Guide to Evidence and Proof in Criminal Cases, 9th ed.
by (Hon.) Roger E. Salhany, Edward W. Claxton

Published: March 2022 by Emond Publshing

The Practical Guide to Evidence and Proof in Criminal Cases, 9th edition offers a clear and concise explanation of the different types of evidence admissible in criminal cases, the rules excluding certain categories of evidence, and the exceptions to those rules. Read more.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF PROCEDURE
General Principles
Preparing for Trial
Avenues for Challenging Experts
Trial Issues
Sentencing Issues???

PART II: SPECIFIC TYPES OF EXPERT EVIDENCE
Medical Professionals
Police Experts
Scientific Experts
Technology
Social Context
Firearms
Other Experts

Appendixes
Appendix: Biology Reports
Appendix: Firearms Report
Table of Cases

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I ADMISSIBILITY
Chapter One: General Principles 
Chapter Two: Kinds of Evidence

PART II EXCLUDED EVIDENCE
Chapter Three: Hearsay
Chapter Four: Previous Consistent Statements 
Chapter Five: Character Evidence
Chapter Six: Opinion Evidence
Chapter Seven: Admissions and Confessions

PART III TRIAL PROCESS
Chapter Eight: Proof at Trial 
Chapter Nine: Presumptions and Burdens of Proof
Chapter Ten: Particular Problems of Proof

 

Both items are available to PLA Members in good standing for sign-out. PLA Members can sign-out up to three items for overnight use for a seven day period. Overdue charges may be applicable to items that are not returned by their due date.

For a full listing of all of the new items added to the PLA Library Collection, please watch for your next issue of Peel Briefs (for PLA Members Only) or take a look at the New Books list for the current calendar year published in the Members' Corner.

If you are interested in signing out resources from the library, submit a book request to PLA library staff!


Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the link for the Membership Form and Fees. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you. It only takes moments to join, and the PLA Library Staff can process memberships on the spot. Once payment is received, you can take advantage of all your PLA Membership Benefits, including discounts on CPD programs and social events.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSO, articling students, and LPP candidates.


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