"Criminal Evidence in Context" explains the key concepts of evidence law in England and Wales clearly and concisely, set against the backdrop of the broader political and theoretical contexts. It informs students of the major debates within the field, providing an explanation as to how and why the law has developed as it has. Previously published by Law Matters Publishing, this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account recent developments in the law and the considerable amount of case law that has emerged since publication of the previous edition. It includes new chapters on the privilege of non-incrimination; improperly-obtained evidence; and, expert evidence. Each chapter contains a range of pedagogical tools including key points, self-test questions and advice on further reading. Diagrams, flowcharts and bullet points make this text easy to follow and clarify complex and important topics.