Criminal Evidence: Principles and Cases / Edition 8

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Overview

What makes evidence admissible or inadmissible in court? You'll know the answer once you read CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 8th Edition. Whatever your future career in the justice system, this book outlines all you need to know about criminal evidence and its use. Packed with stories and cases as well as the most up-to-date legal information available, it's the most relevant and engaging resource of its kind.

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"I find this book to be the best on the current market. Gardner and Anderson effectively identify and address that level of pedagogy most appropriate to college undergraduates."

"An excellent book for the course that is taught at our collegeā€¦it should be seriously considered."

"One of the real strengths of this book is the court cases providedā€¦This book is one of the most comprehensive Criminal Evidence books on the market."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111838034
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 172,028
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas J. Gardner is a proven author and widely respected practicing attorney with more than fifty years of experience, including several years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Gardner received his law degree from Marquette Law School.

Terry M. Anderson is Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Case Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After earning a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1972, he joined the Creighton law faculty. He teaches Contracts, Insurance, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.

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Table of Contents

Part I: 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 II: 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 III: WHEN EVIDENCE CANNOT BE USED BECAUSE OF POLICE MISTAKES OR MISCONDUCT. 9. The Exclusionary Rule. 10. Where the Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply. 11. Evidence Is Admissible if Obtained During an Administrative Function Under the "Special Needs" of Government. 12. Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence. 13. The Law Governing Identification Evidence. 14. Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence. 15. Obtaining Evidence from Computers or by Use of Search Warrants, Wiretapping, or Dogs Trained to Indicate an Alert. Part IV: CRIME-SCENE, DOCUMENTARY, AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 16. The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace Evidence. 17. Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence. 18. Scientific Evidence.

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