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.
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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