9780495095811

Criminal Evidence

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495095811

  • ISBN10:

    0495095818

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Designed to serve as a helpful accompaniment to your coursework, Hails's brief and informative text discusses key evidentiary topics common in criminal proceedings within a practical, reader-friendly format that emphasizes real-world applications. The book thoroughly explores constitutional issues essential to the collection and seizure of admissible evidence and legal interrogation, carefully outlining concepts and processes applicable to every state and pointing out where great interstate variation exists or specific state codes may have a strong impact. Full of realistic case scenarios, the text focuses on material that prepares you to apply your knowledge and skills as a working law enforcement professional fully immersed in the realities of today's society.

Author Biography

Judy Hails is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Court Process
Types of Evidence
Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
Witnesses
Crime Scene Evidence and Experiments
Documentary Evidence
Hearsay and Its Exceptions
Privileged Communications
Developing Law of Search and Seizure
Field Interviews, Arrests and Jail Searches
Plain View, Consent and Administrative Warrants
Electronic Surveillance and Other Searches
Self-Incrimination
Identification Procedures
Preparing the Case for Court
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