Evidence Essentials, now in its second edition, is an invaluable study guide for students. It provides up-to-date, concise and comprehensive coverage of the law of evidence in Scotland and is the ideal text for students who come new to the subject and for those preparing for exams. This book is also an excellent resource for those who need to refresh or update their knowledge. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject. Contents: * Introduction and Overview * Burdens and Standards of Proof * Presumptions * Sufficiency of Evidence: The Corroboration Rule * The Rule against Hearsay * The "Best Evidence" Rule * Confessions and Statements Against Interest * Improperly Obtained Real and Documentary Evidence * Character and Collateral Evidence * Privilege * Opinion Evidence * Judicial Knowledge * Judicial Admissions * Res Judicata * Specialities of Witnesses * The Conduct of a Trial or Proof Table of Cases, Table of Statutes and an Index are also included.