Evidentiary Harassment: The Use of the Rules of Evidence in an Informal Tribunal

Hunter, Rosemary (2000) Evidentiary Harassment: The Use of the Rules of Evidence in an Informal Tribunal. In: Childs, Mary and Ellison, Louise, eds. Feminist Perspectives on Evidence. Feminist Perspectives . Routledge Cavendish, London, pp. 105-126. ISBN 185941527X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Questions of evidence and proof are fundamental to the operation of substantive law and to our understanding of law as a social practice. The study of evidence involves issues of central concern to feminist scholars, including matters of epistemology, psychology, allocation of risk and responsibility. Debates about evidence, like debates about feminism, involve questioning ideas of rationality and truth, as well as claims to knowledge both by and about men and women. Social constructions of gender are reflected both explicitly and implicitly in evidential rules and in the way in which evidence is received and understood by judges, jurors and magistrates. Feminist evidence scholarship is a relatively new but rapidly developing field. This collection brings together previously unpublished work by feminist legal scholars from different jurisdictions. In these essays, they explore the contributions of feminist theory and methodology to the understanding of the law of evidence.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:10
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 11:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1705 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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