Criminal Evidence: Principles and Cases (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 4by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
Focusing on the Bill of Rights and cases interpreting the Bill of Rights as the historical basis for the rules of evidence used in criminal trials throughout the US, this undergraduate level text includes a number of organizational and subject matter changes, including the deletion of irrelevant material, the reorganization of text, and excerpts from several… See more details below
Focusing on the Bill of Rights and cases interpreting the Bill of Rights as the historical basis for the rules of evidence used in criminal trials throughout the US, this undergraduate level text includes a number of organizational and subject matter changes, including the deletion of irrelevant material, the reorganization of text, and excerpts from several important recent cases. Appendices present the Bill of Rights, applicable sections of the US Constitution, most of the Federal Rules of Evidence, and a glossary. The length of the book has decreased from 503 pages in the third edition to 296. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL EVIDENCE
1.History and Development of the Law of Criminal Evidence
2.Important Aspects of the American Criminal Justice System
3.Using Evidence to Determine Guilt or Innocence
4.Direct and Circumstantial Evidence and the Use of Inferences.
PART TWO: WITNESSES AND THEIR TESTIMONY
5.Witnesses and the Testimony of Witnesses
6.Judicial Notice and Privileges of Witnesses
7.The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom
8.Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule.
PART THREE: WHEN EVIDENCE CANNOT BE USED BECAUSE OF POLICE MISTAKES OR MISCONDUCT
9.The Exclusionary Rule
10.When Improperly Obtained Evidence Can Be Used
11.Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence
12.The Law Governing Identification Evidence
13.Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence
14.Obtaining Evidence by Use of Search Warrants, Wiretapping, or Drug-Detection Dogs.
PART FOUR: CRIME SCENE, DOCUMENTARY, AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
15.The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and Fingerprints as Evidence
16.Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence
17.Scientific Evidence. Appendix A: Sections of the U.S. Constitution. Appendix B: Federal Rules of Evidence.
Glossary. Table of Cases.
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