This is the first textbook to set the Scots law of evidence against a modern backdrop of legal thought and empirical research. It examines the non-legal dimensions of evidence and proof through the lens of legal philosophy, procedure, sociology, science and psychology to analyse the contexts that affect the handling of facts and the process of proof in Scotland. Drawing extensively on socio-legal research, the book provides an accurate picture of how fact-finding works in Scotland - giving students the foundation for a complete, critical and contextual understanding of Scots evidence law.
About the Author
Donald Nicolson (OBE, BA, LLB, Phd) is Professor in the School of Law and Director of the Essex Law Clinic at the University of Essex. Donald currently teaches jurisprudence and law clinc modules. He has co-authored a book on lawyers' ethics, co-edited books on affirmative action and criminal law, and published over 40 articles on clinical education, evidence theory, gender and adjudication. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his law clinic work.