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3rd Edition

Law and Evidence
A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Legal Studies

  • Available for pre-order on February 13, 2023. Item will ship after March 6, 2023
ISBN 9781032211763
March 6, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 46 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Law and Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Legal Studies, Third Edition introduces the complex topic of evidence law in a straightforward and accessible manner. The use and function of evidence in both criminal and civil cases is examined to offer a complete understanding of how evidence principles play out in the real world of litigation and advocacy. This revised Third Edition includes new discussions of rules and case law analysis, forensic cases, and evidentiary software programs.

Key Features:

  • Every chapter contains new legal authority that apples to traditional legal principles relevant to evidence law
  • Offers full coverage of evidentiary codes and statutes
  • Provides practical forms, checklists, and additional tools throughout for use by current and future practitioners

Course ancillaries including PowerPointTM lecture slides and an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank are available with qualified course adoption. 

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Evidence  2. Real Evidence  3. Demonstrative Evidence  4. Documentary Evidence  5. Lay Witnesses  6. Expert Evidence  7. Admissions and Stipulations  8. Motion Practice and Evidence  9. Trial Evidence 

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Dr. Charles P. Nemeth has been an educator for more than 40 years and has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the study and practice of law and justice. In addition, he has published over 50 textbooks and references across multiple editions and is a recognized expert on professional ethics and the justice system, private-sector justice and private security systems. In addition, Dr. Nemeth integrates practical and professional concepts with both classical and medieval thought especially the ethical and moral principles espoused by Thomas Aquinas, Cicero and Aristotle. Presently, Dr. Nemeth is Professor and Director of Criminal Justice—and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice, Law, and Ethics—at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Prior to this, he was Chair and Professor of Security, Fire and Emergency Management and Director of the Center of Private Security and Safety at John Jay College in New York City. At present Dr. Nemeth continues his association with John Jay College as Professor Emeritus. He has also served as Chief Editor to a peer reviewed journal The Homeland Security Review and is now Editor in Chief of Natural Law and Justice.