Starkie, Thomas. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs in Civil and Criminal Proceedings, vol. 2, pt. 1. 7th American, from the 3rd London, ed. Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, 1842.
Thomas Starkie (1782-1849) was an English barrister called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He studied under Joseph Chitty (1775-1841) and later served as the Downing Professor of Law at Cambridge. He also served on a royal commission aimed at codifying English criminal law. Starkie's Treatise of the Law of Evidence (1824) was written as a resource for practitioners engaged in litigation. It discusses the policy behind rules of evidence and the boundaries of admissibility they create, covering foundational principles, instruments, and application.
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