The seventh edition of Criminal Evidence presents the basic concepts of criminal evidence applied in the criminal justice environment. The text includes a description of the trial process, types of evidence, the rules relating to relevance, hearsay (including the Confrontation Clause), documentary evidence, qualification of witnesses, privileges, presumptions, judicial notice, photographs, and character. The text also presents the principles relating to the impact of the Constitution of the United States on the admissibility of evidence (i.e. search and seizure, admissions and confessions, the right to counsel, identification procedures), and principles relating to the law enforcement professional as a witness. It is written in a clear, lively, and personal style to appeal to criminal justice professionals and students on the way to becoming professionals.
PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to the Law of Evidence and the Pretrial ProcessChapter 2: The Trial ProcessChapter 3: Evidence – Basic ConceptsChapter 4: Witnesses – Competency and Privileged CommunicationsChapter 5: Witnesses – Lay and ExpertChapter 6: Credibility and ImpeachmentChapter 7: The Hearsay RuleChapter 8: Opposing Party’s Statements (Admissions) and ConfessionsChapter 9: The Exclusionary Rule – Search and SeizureChapter 10: Exclusionary Rule – Identification ProceduresChapter 11: Circumstantial EvidenceChapter 12: Documentary Evidence and the Right of DiscoveryChapter 13: Physical EvidenceChapter 14: Photographic, Recorded, and Computer-Generated EvidenceChapter 15: How to Testify EffectivelyGlossaryPhoto CreditsCase IndexSubject Index