Criminal Evidence: Principles and Cases (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 4by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
Pub. Date: 07/26/2000
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.
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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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