Author: Professor of Criminology and Director of Justice Administration and Leadership John L Worrall,Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Craig Hemmens,Lisa S. Nored,Professor and Director in the School of Criminal Justice Lisa S Nored
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Criminal Evidence: An Introduction, Third Edition, provides comprehensive and applied coverage of the rules of evidence, along with numerous case excerpts that clearly illustrate those rules. Using engaging, straightforward language, authors John L. Worrall, Craig Hemmens, and Lisa S. Nored offer an invaluable and innovative resource for both students and instructors. Concentrating on the Federal Rules of Evidence, this distinctive text presents in-depth yet accessible coverage of evidentiary law in fourteen succinct chapters. To draw students into this complex subject, the authors explain criminal evidence through a unique blend of text and case excerpts; throughout, these excerpts illuminate the rules in useful, fascinating, and often unusual examples.
Author: John L. Worrall,Craig Hemmens
Focuses on the most important aspects of evidence law as it relates to criminal justice. This book covers various areas, such as the forms of evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, examination of witnesses, testimonial privileges, and the concepts of relevancy and materiality.
Author: Devallis Rutledge
Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group
Much of the daily work of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and criminal court judges is controlled by hundreds of decisions issued by the US Supreme Court over the past few decades. Keeping up with all of the principles governing police searches and seizures, interrogation of suspects and eyewitness identification procedures has been a daunting challenge — until now! Introduction to Criminal Evidence brings together in a single volume all of the important Supreme Court rulings affecting these highly-refined areas of law. More importantly, the author and criminal justice instructor, Devallis Rutledge, presents these court opinions in an easy-to-understand format by the use of plain-English explanations and examples. Authoritative and comprehensible, this book summarizes, cites or quotes from 433 Supreme Court decisions and simplifies the concepts for the practicing professional. Mr. Rutledge’s long and distinguished career in the law enforcement field — as police officer, prosecutor, civil liability litigator, academy instructor, law school professor and author of eleven criminal justice books — makes him uniquely qualified to review the vast body of constitutional law bearing on criminal investigations, and to distill the guiding principles in language that makes sense of even the most complicated topics.
Author: Alastair N. Brown,Kate Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
"This is a key introductory book for all law students, for criminal law practitioners and for those whose work requires them to understand the criminal justice system. "
an introduction to the crime laboratory
Author: Larry S. Miller,A. M. Brown,Nicholas Carimi
Publisher: Anderson Pub Co
Author: Robert M. Donley
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book provides college students in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and other law or forensic-related fields with a detailed understanding of evidence law. A detailed, hands-on introduction to evidence law Criminal Evidence uses clear writing and real-world examples to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the laws that determine what make evidence admissible in court, and the factors that make it credible to a jury. Concise but thorough explanations of the legal system, trial processes, and principles of constitutional and criminal law are carefully tailored to provide background on the role of evidence law. Coverage then continues to the rules of evidence and statutory and case law which form the law of evidence in a logical progression, from the attributes which make evidence admissible, to those which make relevant evidence inadmissible. Throughout, practice tips, sample trial transcripts, court opinions, and critical-thinking questions help students develop and retain their understanding. The appendix includes an annotated transcript of testimony taken at an actual criminal trial to give students a look at how evidence law is applied in practice. With its hands-on approach to evidence law, Criminal Evidence clearly explains the law of evidence and the context of that law in a manner that is accessible to students studying criminal justice as well as those studying law.
Author: Marjie T. Britz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
A comprehensive, cohesive look at criminal evidence Criminal Evidence provides a comprehensive legal framework of the rules of evidence, highlights key law enforcement issues in the field, and uses current, newsworthy headline cases to illustrate major points and generate student interest. While comprehensive--coverage spans the historical evolution of American jurisprudence from inception to contemporary courts--potentially complicated concepts are presented in a clear, reader-friendly manner. The text is organized to reinforce foundational concepts discussed in introductory courses prior to the presentation of sophisticated legal constructs The Second Edition is completely updated and significantly expanded with nearly 40% more content than the previous edition, five new pedagogical tools per chapter, and the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Magna Carta, and the Bill of Rights.
Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
A concise and comprehensive introduction to the law of evidence, Criminal Evidence takes an active learning approach to help readers apply evidence law to real-life cases. Bestselling author Matthew Lippman, a professor of criminal law and criminal procedure for over 25 years, creates an engaging and accessible experience for students from a public policy perspective through a multitude of contemporary examples and factual case scenarios that illustrate the application of the law of evidence. Highlighting the theme of a balancing of interests in the law of evidence, readers are asked to apply a more critical examination of the use of evidence in the judicial system. The structure of the criminal justice system and coverage of the criminal investigative process is also introduced to readers.
Author: Judy Hails
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
With an emphasis on real-world applications, CRIMINAL EVIDENCE, Eighth Edition, provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of common evidentiary topics in a brief, affordable format. This 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. Current trends and topics discussed include terrorism and homeland security, scientific evidence, Federal Rules of Evidence, hearsay, and the appellate system. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Aric W. Dutelle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.
A Casebook Approach
Author: Craig Hemmens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
An Introduction to Criminal Evidence: Cases and Concepts provides comprehensive and applied coverage of the rules of evidence, along with numerous case excerpts that clearly illustrate those rules. Using engaging, straightforward language, authors R. Alan Thompson, Lisa S. Nored, John Worrall, and Craig Hemmens offer an invaluable and innovative resource for both students and instructors. Concentrating on the Federal Rules of Evidence, this distinctive text presents in-depth yet concise coverage of evidentiary law in thirteen succinct chapters. To draw students into this complex subject, the authors explain criminal evidence through a unique blend of text and case excerpts; throughout, these excerpts illuminate the rules in useful, fascinating, and often humorous examples. Helpful pedagogical resources and study aids--including discussion questions, lists of relevant websites, and a glossary of key terms--further enhance students' engagement with the material. Ideal for courses in criminal justice and law, An Introduction to Criminal Evidence integrates theory with practice to expand and enliven this significant subject.
An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Social Science
Focused on Behavioral Evidence Analysis (BEA), a method of criminal profiling developed and refined by the author over the past 15 years, the fourth edition of Criminal Profiling maintains the same core foundation that made previous editions best sellers in the professional and academic community worldwide. Written from practicing behavioral analysts and aspiring students alike, this work emphasizes an honest understanding of crime and criminals. Newly updated, mechanisms for the examination and classification of both victim and offender behavior have been improved. In addition to refined approaches towards victimology, crime scene analysis, motivation and case linkage, a chapter on sexual deviance has been added as well. With prior edition in wide use as a primary text in criminal justice, law, criminology, and behavioral science programs around the world, Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition remains essential for students and professionals alike. Outlines the scientific principles and practice standards of BEA-oriented criminal profiling, with an emphasis on applying theory to real cases. Contributing authors from law enforcement, academic, mental health and forensic science communities provide a balance perspective. Complete glossary of key terms Companion Web site includes all appendices from previous volumes and figure collection at http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123852434 Manual Web site provides an instructor’s manual for each chapter, powerpoint slideshows, and case reports from Brent Turvey’s work.
Author: Jane Moira Taupin
Publisher: CRC Press
The use of DNA profiling in forensic cases has been considered the most innovative technique in forensic science since fingerprinting, yet for those with limited scientific knowledge, understanding DNA enough to utilize it properly can be a daunting task. Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals is designed for nonscientific readers who need to learn how to effectively use forensic DNA in criminal cases. Written by a forensic scientist world renowned for her expertise in clothing examination, the book provides a balanced perspective on the weight of DNA evidence. Going beyond a simple explanation of the methodology, it arms attorneys and other criminal justice professionals with knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the evidence, including the danger in relying on DNA statistical probabilities in the determination of guilt. The book covers the most common DNA methods used in criminal trials today—nuclear DNA short tandem repeat (STR) techniques, mitochondrial DNA, and Y-STR profiling. It helps prosecutors know when to emphasize DNA evidence or proceed with trial in the absence of such evidence. It assists defense lawyers in knowing when to challenge DNA evidence and perhaps employ an independent expert, when to focus elsewhere, or when to secure the advantage of an early guilty plea. By imparting practical and theoretical knowledge in an accessible manner, the book demystifies the topic to help both sides of the adversarial system understand where DNA evidence fits within the context of the case.
Author: Gregory D. Lee
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Fundamentals of criminal evidence -- The criminal trial process -- Pleadings, motions, sentencing and appeals -- Defense counsel role and strategies -- The Prosecutor's role -- Exclusionary rule of evidence -- Search warrants -- The crime scene -- Physical evidence -- Audio, video, photographic and computer evidence -- Confessions and admissions -- Lay and police witnesses -- Expert witnesses -- Hearsay evidence -- Testimonial privileges
Author: Samuel P. Newton,Teresa L. Welch
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Understanding Criminal Evidence is a carefully designed undergraduate text featuring a case-method approach and focused solely on criminal evidence. Learning the rules from case analysis allows students to apply the material to real world situations, fostering an understanding of the Rules of Evidence. Solid pedagogy makes the material more accessible than a traditional law school casebook text and features end-of-chapter review questions and key terms. Each chapter has a major introductory case that highlights the evidentiary issues. Several sub-cases in chap every chapter illustrate the ramifications of the rules. Trial transcripts and real world problems help students apply the rules to real situations they may face in practice. Features: Case-method approach to criminal evidence Case analysis methodology students apply the rules to the real world and to real life Features a traditional approach material designed specifically for undergraduates focused solely on criminal evidence Sound pedagogy end-of-chapter review questions key terms material more accessible than a traditional law school casebooks Cases in each chapter one major introductory case highlighting evidentiary issues several sub-cases illustrating ramifications of the rules Trial transcripts and real world problems help students apply the rules
Author: Julian R. Hanley,Wayne W. Schmidt
Author: Joan Brockman,V. Gordon Rose
Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Nelson Thomson Learning
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
The Second Edition offers a comprehensive and critical introduction to the law of Canadian criminal procedure and evidence, with an emphasis on the relevance of social science to the criminal litigation process. Criminal procedure and evidence is continually evolving as a result of decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and amendments to the criminal code and other legislation by Parliament. These changes have been incorporated in the new edition to provide a text that is current and one that reflects the latest developments in our system.
Author: John C. Klotter
Category: Evidence, Criminal
Textbook for those involved in or preparing for a career in criminal justice. Among the topics discussed are the history and development of rules of evidence; the approach to the study of criminal evidence; the burden of proof; proof via evidence; judicial notice; presumptions, inferences, and stipulations; relevancy and materiality; competency of witness and evidence; examination of witnesses; privileges; opinions and expert testimony; hearsay rule and exceptions; documentary evidence; real evidence; results of examinations and texts; and exclusion of evidence on constitutional grounds. Also compiles judicial decisions related to these topics. Textbook includes a companion study guide. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Jefferson L. Ingram
Criminal Evidence is a respected and trusted introduction to the rules of criminal evidence for criminal justice students and professionals. The first half of this book follows the Federal Rules of Evidence in its explanation of how evidence is collected, preserved, and presented in criminal court. The second half provides a selection of relevant criminal court cases that reinforce these basics and contextualize how these rules are currently practiced. This text offers readers a practical understanding of how concepts of evidence operate to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent. Part of the John C. Klotter Justice Administration Legal Series, this thirteenth edition provides many updates, including new references to recent Supreme Court cases, such as the decision on same-sex marriage, and a current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Student aids include chapter outlines, key terms and concepts lists, a table of cases cited, and online case study questions and glossary. Teacher resources include an instructor’s guide, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.