Criminal Evidence : Principles and Cases / Edition 3

Criminal Evidence : Principles and Cases / Edition 3

by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314044604

ISBN-13: 9780314044600

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: West Group

This text covers the key rules of evidence and the applicability of these rules in criminal matters. To some degree, it also attempts to provide students with an understanding of the rationale behind these rules. It includes many of the features that have popularized Gardner/Anderson's best-selling CRIMINAL LAW text, including high-interest examples, graphics,…  See more details below

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This text covers the key rules of evidence and the applicability of these rules in criminal matters. To some degree, it also attempts to provide students with an understanding of the rationale behind these rules. It includes many of the features that have popularized Gardner/Anderson's best-selling CRIMINAL LAW text, including high-interest examples, graphics, photos, and case excerpts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314044600
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

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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. Index.

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