Just published in the IALS Open Book Service for Law: Electronic Evidence 4th edition - edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng

The latest publication from OBserving Law - the IALS Open Book service for Law in the Humanities Digital Library is an up-to-date edition of Electronic Evidence edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng with a team of specialist contributors.

Electronic Evidence. 4th edition. Edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng

Electronic Evidence
Edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng

4th edition

Available now from OBserving Law in the Humanities Digital Library

In this updated edition of the well-established practitioner text, Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng have brought together a team of experts in the field to provide an exhaustive treatment of electronic evidence. This fourth edition continues to follow the tradition in English evidence text books by basing the text on the law of England and Wales, with appropriate citations of relevant case law and legislation from other jurisdictions.


  1. The sources of electronic evidence (George R.S. Weir and Stephen Mason)
  2. The characteristics of electronic evidence (Burkhard Schafer and Stephen Mason)
  3. The foundations of evidence in electronic form (Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng)
  4. Hearsay (Chris Gallavin and Stephen Mason)
  5. Software code as the witness (Stephen Mason)
  6. The presumption that computers are ‘reliable’ (Stephen Mason)
  7. Authenticating electronic evidence (Stephen Mason and Allison Stanfield)
  8. Encrypted data (Stephen Mason and Alisdair Gillespie)
  9. Proof: the technical collection and examination of electronic evidence (Stephen Mason, Andrew Sheldon and Hein Dries)
  10. Competence of witnesses (Stephen Mason)

ISBN 978-1-911507-07-9 Open Access PDF version in the Humanities Digital Library

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