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14th Edition

Criminal Evidence

ISBN 9780367551933
Published May 27, 2021 by Routledge
1026 Pages

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Book Description

Criminal Evidence is a well-respected and trusted introduction to the rules of criminal evidence for criminal justice students and professionals. Part I of this book generally follows the order and logic of the Federal Rules of Evidence in its explanation of how evidence is collected, preserved, and presented in a criminal court proceeding. Part II provides a selection of edited, relevant criminal court cases that reinforce these basics and provide the context of how these rules are currently practiced. Readers gain an understanding of how concepts of evidence operate to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent.

This 14th Edition provides many updates, new references to recent Supreme Court cases, and a current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Student aids include chapter outlines, key terms, concepts lists, a glossary, a table of cases cited, and online case study questions. Teacher resources include an Instructor’s Guide, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

Updated with all the newest relevant law, this book is appropriate for undergraduate students in criminal evidence and related courses.

Support material for the 14th Edition is available. If the Support Material tab to the left still brings up 13th edition resources, please e-mail Ellen Boyne at [email protected]

Table of Contents



PART I: History and Approach to the Study of Evidence

Chapter 1: The Study of Evidence: History, Development, and Approach

Proof by Evidence and Substitutes

Chapter 2: Burden of Proof

Chapter 3: Proof via Evidence

Chapter 4: Substitutes for Admission of Evidence: Judicial Notice, Stipulations, Inferences, and Presumptions

General Admissibility Tests

Chapter 5: Relevancy and Materiality

Chapter 6: Competency of Evidence and Witnesses

Evidence via Witness Testimony

Chapter 7: Examination of Witnesses

Chapter 8: Privileges

Chapter 9: Opinions and Expert Testimony

Chapter 10: Hearsay Rule and Exceptions

Chapter 11: Documentary Evidence

Chapter 12: Real Evidence

Chapter 13: Results of Examinations and Tests

Exclusion of Evidence on Constitutional Grounds

Chapter 14: Evidence Unconstitutionally Obtained

PART II. Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I

Table of Cases in Part II

Cases Relating to Chapter 1

Cases Relating to Chapter 2

Cases Relating to Chapter 3

Cases Relating to Chapter 4

Cases Relating to Chapter 5

Cases Relating to Chapter 6

Cases Relating to Chapter 7

Cases Relating to Chapter 8

Cases Relating to Chapter 9

Cases Relating to Chapter 10

Cases Relating to Chapter 11

Cases Relating to Chapter 12

Cases Relating to Chapter 13

Cases Relating to Chapter 14

Appendix I: Federal Rules of Evidence

Index of Cases

Subject Index

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Jefferson L. Ingram holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton. He has a B.S. in secondary education, an M.A. in American history, and a Juris Doctor in law. He is a member of the Ohio Bar, the Florida Bar, the Bar of the federal courts for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a co-author (with Jacqueline R. Kanovitz and Christopher J. Devine) of Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice, 15th Edition (2018) and has authored several books on criminal procedure.