Books | UK Encyclopedia of Law     Just another Lawiorguk site
What do you need to know about law? Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

Cross-examination in criminal trials

Cross-examination in criminal trials

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > General

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Marcus Stone
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Butterworths, 1988
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XIX, 224 pages ; 22 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Cross-examination in criminal trials is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

Research References

  • Providing references to further research sources: Search

More Options

Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Marcus Stone.
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 16 editions
  • First edition Date: 1988
  • Last edition Date: 2009
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD474
  • Dewey Code: 344.2055
  • ISBN: 0406105057 9780406105059
  • OCLC: 18743611

Main Contents

Cross-examination – preliminary – the rules of evidence, ethics, the role of cross-examination; the anatomy of a criminal trial – alternative defences, commission of crime, identity as real issue; the reliability of evidence – errors of observation and memory, evidence of identity; the credibility of evidence – analysis of lying; examination-in-chief – witnesses, questions, anticipating cross-examination; cross-examination – foundations; – constructive techniques; – destructive techniques; – common problems; re-examination; cross-examination – speeches.

Summary Note

The objective of this text is to provide a foundation for developing practical skills in cross-examination, an integral part of criminal advocacy. The author studies cross-examination by either the prosecution or defence counsel and solicitors in both jury and summary trials. '''

Structured Subjects (Headings):

Unstructured Subjects (Headings):

Find it in the Library of Congress:

If you wish to locate similar books to “Cross-examination in criminal trials”, they can be found under the 344.2055 in a public library, and the Library of Congress call numbers starting with KD474 in most university libraries. If you wish to look up similar titles to “Cross-examination in criminal trials” in an on-line library catalog, the official Library of Congress Subject Headings under which they can be found are:

Criminal law
Criminal procedure
Great Britain
Practice of law

Law is our Passion

This entry about Cross-examination in criminal trials has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the Cross-examination in criminal trials entry and the Encyclopedia of Law are in each case credited as the source of the Cross-examination in criminal trials entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of Cross-examination in criminal trials, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing Cross-examination in criminal trials (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2017, 06). Cross-examination in criminal trials Retrieved 10, 2021, from

06 2017. 10 2021 <>

"Cross-examination in criminal trials", 06 2017. Web. 10 2021. <>

"Cross-examination in criminal trials" 06, 2017. Accesed 10 2021.

Christopher Hassell, 'Cross-examination in criminal trials' ( 2017) <> accesed 2021 October 27

Usage Metrics

322 Views. 257 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for Cross-examination in criminal trials Related Content


Schema Summary

  • Article Name: Cross-examination in criminal trials
  • Author: Christopher Hassell
  • Description: Cross-examination in criminal trials Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > General Edition Details [...]

This entry was last updated: June 27, 2017

Butterworths & Company

Criminal law

Criminal procedure

Recent Comments