Introduction to Criminal Evidence / Edition 4

Introduction to Criminal Evidence / Edition 4

by Jon Waltz, Ednyfed H. Williams, B. Edna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830414797

ISBN-13: 9780830414796

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The updated edition of this introductory text thoroughly explores all of the important rules dealing with the use of evidence in criminal proceeding. The author uses extensive case analyses and samples of testimony from actual cross-examinations to simplify even the most technical and arcane evidence rules. Difficult topics such as the use of hearsay evidence are…  See more details below

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The updated edition of this introductory text thoroughly explores all of the important rules dealing with the use of evidence in criminal proceeding. The author uses extensive case analyses and samples of testimony from actual cross-examinations to simplify even the most technical and arcane evidence rules. Difficult topics such as the use of hearsay evidence are covered, along with the latest Supreme Court decisions on evidence admissibility and the protection of civil rights. The book is written in jargon-free language, avoiding "legalese" as it is intended for the general reader. New material includes an appendix of the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, now adopted in most states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830414796
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Justice Administration Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents


1. Published Sources of Law. 2. The Trial Process and Classifications of Evidence. 3. The Trial Record. 4. A Return to Relevance. 5. The Rule Against Hearsay. 6. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay. 7. Impeachment of Witnesses'' Credibility. 8. The Constitutional Privilege Against Compulsory Self-Incrimination. 9. Exclusion of Identification Evidence Resulting from Improper Identification Confrontations. 10. Unreasonable Searches and Seizures of Evidence; Evidentiary Protection of the Right to Privacy. 11. Confessions. 12. Common Law and Statutory Testimonial Privileges. 13. Burden of Proof and Presumptions. 14. Judicial Notice. 15. Competency of Witnesses. 16. Writings. 17. Opinion, Expertise, and Experts. 18. Scientific Evidence. 19. Demonstrative Evidence.

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