• Publication Date: August 28, 2020
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552215418
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552215425
  • ISBN: Digital (EPUB): 9781552216033
  • 682 pages; 6" x 9"
Filed Under: Criminal Law; Evidence

The Law of Evidence, 8/e


Irwin Law's e-books run on the industry-standard Adobe Digital Editions platform. Learn more about e-books here.

Product Description

The Law of Evidence, by David M Paciocco, Palma Paciocco, and Lee Stuesser, is Canada’s leading text in evidentiary law in both criminal and civil cases. For more than two decades, it has been relied upon by judges, practitioners, and scholars in the courtroom and in the classroom. The strength of the book is that it does not simply organize and describe the most important topics in the law of evidence; it is designed to simultaneously teach the law of evidence and provide a concise reference source of the leading authorities. In this newest edition of this frequently cited book, the authors continue the practice of organizing, explaining, and illustrating the law of evidence clearly, simply, and practically. The Law of Evidence, 8e, provides authoritative analyses of new cases, and portions of the book have been rewritten or reorganized to enhance discussion of the most important topics in evidentiary law.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Basics of Admissibility and the Evaluation of Evidence

Chapter 3: Character Evidence: Primary Materiality

Chapter 4: Hearsay

Chapter 5: Opinion and Expert Evidence

Chapter 6: Privileges, Protections, and Immunities

Chapter 7: Self-Incrimination

Chapter 8: Improperly Obtained Evidence

Chapter 9: Methods of Presenting Evidence

Chapter 10: Evidence About Credibility and Reliability

Chapter 11: Secondary Materiality and Your Own Witness

Chapter 12: Rules Relating to the Use of Admissible Evidence

Table of Canadian Evidence Acts

Table of Cases


About the Authors

Scroll to Top