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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.
Judy Hails is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach.
Table of Contents
|The Court Process|
|Types of Evidence|
|Direct and Circumstantial Evidence|
|Crime Scene Evidence and Experiments|
|Hearsay and Its Exceptions|
|Developing Law of Search and Seizure|
|Field Interviews, Arrests and Jail Searches|
|Plain View, Consent and Administrative Warrants|
|Electronic Surveillance and Other Searches|
|Preparing the Case for Court|
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