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With an emphasis on real-world applications, CRIMINAL EVIDENCE, Seventh Edition provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of common evidentiary topics in a brief, affordable format. This book thoroughly explores Constitutional issues essential to the collection and seizure of admissible evidence and legal interrogation, carefully outlining concepts and processes applicable to every state and pointing out where great interstate variation exists or specific state codes may have a strong impact. Current trends and topics discussed include terrorism and homeland security, scientific evidence, Federal Rules of Evidence, hearsay, and the appellate system.
1. Introduction. 2. The Role of the Court. 3. The Adjudication Process. 4. Types of Evidence. 5. Direct and Circumstantial Evidence. 6. Witnesses. 7. Crime Scene Evidence and Experiments. 8. Documentary Evidence, Models, Maps, and Diagrams. 9. Hearsay and Its Exceptions. 10. Privileged Communications. 11. Developing Law of Search and Seizure. 12. Field Interviews, Arrests and Jail Searches. 13. Plain View, Consent, Vehicle, and Administrative Searches. 14. USA PATRIOT Act, Foreign Intelligence, and Other Types of Electronic Surveillance Covered by Federal Law. 15. Self-Incrimination. 16. Identification Procedures. 17. Preparing the Case for Court.
Posted January 24, 2008