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Criminal Evidence : Principles and Cases

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What makes evidence admissible or inadmissible in court? You'll know the answer once you read CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 9th Edition. Whatever your future career in the justice system, you can count on this book to outline all you need to know about criminal evidence and its use. Packed with stories and cases as well as the most up-to-date legal information available, it's the most relevant and engaging resource of its kind.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 211 x 262 x 25mm | 1,247g
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 1285459008
  • 9781285459004

Table of contents

Part I: 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 II: WITNESSES AND THEIR TESTIMONY.
5. Witnesses and the Testimony of Witnesses.
6. Judicial Notice, Privileges of Witnesses, and Shield Laws.
7. The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom.
8. The Confrontation Clause and Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule.
Part III: WHEN EVIDENCE CANNOT BE USED BECAUSE OF POLICE MISTAKES OR MISCONDUCT.
9. The Exclusionary Rule.
10. Where the Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply.
11. Special Needs" and Administrative Searches.
12. Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence.
13. The Law Governing Identification Evidence.
14. Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence.
15. Obtaining Evidence by Use of Search Warrants, from Computers, Wiretapping, or Dogs Trained to Indicate an Alert.
Part IV: CRIME-SCENE, DOCUMENTARY, AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
16. The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace Evidence.
17. Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence.
18. Scientific Evidence.
Appendix A: Sections of the U.S. Constitution.
Appendix B: Finding and Analyzing Cases.
Appendix C: Federal Rules of Evidence.
Glossary.
Case Index.
Subject Index."
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About Thomas Gardner

Thomas J. Gardner is a proven author and widely respected practicing attorney with more than fifty years of experience, including several years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Gardner received his law degree from Marquette Law School. Terry M. Anderson is Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Case Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After earning a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1972, he joined the Creighton law faculty. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and the Denver University School of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Contracts, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.
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