Criminal Evidence Principles and Cases

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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An essential text covering the key rules of evidence in criminal matters, as well their interpretations and applications. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this text includes many of the engaging features that popularized Gardner and Anderson's best-selling text CRIMINAL LAW.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Criminal Evidence
History and Development of the Law of Criminal Evidence
Important Aspects of the American Criminal Justice System
Using Evidence to Determine Guilt or Innocence
Direct and Circumstantial Evidence and the Use of Inferences
Witnesses and Their Testimony
Witnesses and the Testimony of Witnesses
Judicial Notice and Privileges of Witnesses
The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom
Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
When Evidence cannot be used Because of Police Mistakes or Misconduct
The Exclusionary Rule
Where the Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply
Evidence is Admissible if Obtained During an Administrative Function Under the "Special Needs" of Government
Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence
The Law Governing Identification Evidence
Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence
Obtaining Evidence from Computers or by Use of Search Warrants, Wiretapping, or Dogs Trained to Indicate an Alert
Crime -Scene, Documentary, and Scientific Evidence
The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace Evidence
Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence
Scientific Evidences
Finding and Analyzing Cases
Sections of the U.S. Constitution
Federal Rules of Evidence
Index Subject
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