9780133598339

Criminal Evidence

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133598339

  • ISBN10:

    0133598330

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/13/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

A comprehensive, cohesive look at criminal evidence

 

Criminal Evidence provides a comprehensive legal framework of the rules of evidence, highlights key law enforcement issues in the field, and uses current, newsworthy headline cases to illustrate major points and generate student interest. While comprehensive—coverage spans the historical evolution of American jurisprudence from inception to contemporary courts—potentially complicated concepts are presented in a clear, reader-friendly manner. The text is organized to reinforce foundational concepts discussed in introductory courses prior to the presentation of sophisticated legal constructs

 

The Second Edition is completely updated and significantly expanded with nearly 40% more content than the previous edition, five new pedagogical tools per chapter, and the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Magna Carta, and the Bill of Rights.

Author Biography

Dr. Marjie T. Britz is an associate professor of criminal justice at Clemson University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in forensic science from Jacksonville State University, a Master of Science in police administration, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in criminal justice from Michigan State University. She has published extensively in the areas of computer crime, organized crime, and the police subculture. She has acted as a consultant to a variety of organizations, and provided training to an assortment of law enforcement agencies. In addition, she has served on editorial and supervisory boards in both academic and practitioner venues. Some of her recent books are: Organized Crime: A Worldwide Perspective; Computer Forensics and Cybercrime; and, From Lucky Luciano to Tony Soprano: A History of Italian Organized Crime in America.

Table of Contents

1.     The Evolution of the Law of Criminal Evidence

2.     Federalism, Court Systems, and the Criminal Justice Process

3.     Forms of Evidence

4.     Search and Seizure and the Doctrine of Justification

5.     The Exclusionary Rule and the Fourth Amendment

6.     Warrantless Searches

7.     Confessions

8.     Qualifications and Impeachment of Witnesses

9.     Examination of Witnesses

10.  Hearsay

11.  Privileged Communications

12.  Documentary and Scientific Evidence

13.  Cyber Evidence and Demonstrative Evidence in the Pursuit of Justice

Glossary

Cases Cited and Issues Raised

Reference

Index

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