Laws of Evidence / Edition 1

Laws of Evidence / Edition 1

by Thomas Buckles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766807614

ISBN-13: 9780766807617

Pub. Date: 11/13/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Presenting a general, yet substantive view of evidence law, this text is an appealing choice for students and instructors alike. Chapters covering separate areas of evidence law combine content with relevant cases, allowing students to learn and analyze the legal reasoning and court decision-making process behind the laws. The material is written in a…  See more details below

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Presenting a general, yet substantive view of evidence law, this text is an appealing choice for students and instructors alike. Chapters covering separate areas of evidence law combine content with relevant cases, allowing students to learn and analyze the legal reasoning and court decision-making process behind the laws. The material is written in a student-friendly format, as chapters feature outlines, introductions, key terms, checklists, application activities, summaries, and Web Sites resources to enhance instruction. A variety of exhibits and illustrations give students a visual connection to what they are learning. Thought-provoking questions and practical activities such as Critical Thinking Questions, Legal Analysis and Writing Problems, Case Briefing, You Be The Judge, Advocacy and Communication Skills all serve to develop and strengthen essential skills, and help students apply and practice what they learn. Unlike no other evidence text on the market, this book also provides Internet coverage in the form of Legal Research Using the Internet applications and Internet Icons. These elements alert students to Web references, promote the use of web-based legal resources, and strengthen their research and technology skills. The appendix also provides a wide array of information on the court system and procedures, giving overviews of evidence law and its use in the legal process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766807617
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/13/2002
Series:
West Legal Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
1,275,780
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Nature and Development of the Laws of Evidence. Chapter 2: Role of Evidence in the Legal Process. Chapter 3: Obtaining and Presentation of Evidence. Chapter 4: Challenges to Admissibility of Evidence. Chapter 5: Relevancy. Chapter 6: Witnesses. Chapter 7: Opinions and Expert Testimony. Chapter 8: Scientific Evidence and Testing. Chapter 9: Physical Evidence. Chapter 10: Documentary and Demonstrative Evidence. Chapter 11: Hearsay. Chapter 12: Exceptions to Hearsay. Chapter 13: Privileges. Chapter 14: Constitutional Limitations. Chapter 15: Closing Arguments: Future of Evidence Law.

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