Law and Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, and Legal Studies
Any career in the justice system will require a fundamental understanding of evidence law. Exactly how does the criminal and civil justice system utilize evidence? Why is evidence the cornerstone of a free society? What rules and case laws guide the use of evidence in the courtroom? How do police, investigators, lawyers, and judges use evidence in their day to day operations? For what purposes is evidence necessary?
"Law and Evidence" is a primer for those yearning to master them any complexities of evidence law in the American justice system. Join this evidentiary journey of discovery, witnessing evidence at street level during the investigative process; discern and fathom the various forms of evidence types (e.g. real, forensic, testimonial, documentary and the like); employ evidence in the litigation arena with exhibits, witnesses, and proof and become comfortable with the principles that guide and manifest innocence or guilt, liability or exoneration, and truth or falsity in the courtroom. Become familiar with the culture of trial combat and evidence advocacy and the tools that seasoned litigators and investigators utilize in civil and criminal litigation. In "Evidence," the case comes to fruition and those entrusted with the maintenance of law and order see the results of their labor.
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