14th Edition

Criminal Evidence

By Jefferson L. Ingram Copyright 2021
    1026 Pages
    by Routledge

    1026 Pages
    by Routledge

    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. See menu to the left.



    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


    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.