Laws of Evidence, 1st Edition

  • Thomas Buckles, J.D.
  • ISBN-10: 0766807614  |  ISBN-13: 9780766807617
  • 512 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
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A general, yet substantive review of evidence law, this book offers well-presented content with relevant cases, allowing readers to analyze the legal reasoning and court decision-making process behind the law. The chapters also feature elements, application activities, and references to enhance instruction. Exhibits and illustrations provide a visual connection to the material, and chapter elements and applications serve to strengthen essential skills. Unlike no other evidence text on the market, this book also provides Internet coverage in the form of Legal Research Using the Internet applications and Internet Icons. These elements alert readers to Web references, promote the use of web-based legal resources, and strengthen research and technology skills. In addition, the appendix provides a wide array of information on the court system and procedures, giving overviews in evidence law and its use in the legal process.

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Features and Benefits

  • Chapter formats are reader-friendly in design and explain the law, its history, how it is used today, and who uses it to benefit a diverse reader population
  • Chapter cases expand the use of relevant, real-life cases and are presented with the essentials intact to illustrate difficult legal concepts
  • Applications, exercises, examples, and illustrations allow readers to understand evidence law and develop critical thinking, legal analysis, research, and writing skills
  • "Legal Research Using the Internet" applications and Internet Icons alert readers to Web references, promote the use of web-based legal resources, and strengthen technology skills
  • "Evidentiary Checklists" list essential elements to help readers learn evidentiary laws and know what is needed to offer evidence or prove facts in issue
  • Appendix and "How - To" supplement compares state laws with federal rules, and gives instruction on how to brief cases and conduct legal analysis

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nature and Development of the Laws of Evidence.
Chapter 2: Role of Evidence in the Legal Process.
Chapter 3: Obtaining and Presentation of Evidence.
Chapter 4: Challenges to Admissibility of Evidence.
Chapter 5: Relevancy.
Chapter 6: Witnesses.
Chapter 7: Opinions and Expert Testimony.
Chapter 8: Scientific Evidence and Testing.
Chapter 9: Physical Evidence.
Chapter 10: Documentary and Demonstrative Evidence.
Chapter 11: Hearsay.
Chapter 12: Exceptions to Hearsay.
Chapter 13: Privileges.
Chapter 14: Constitutional Limitations.
Chapter 15: Closing Arguments: Future of Evidence Law.


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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766807622 | ISBN-13: 9780766807624)