Provides an overview of the principles of evidence, instructing students in the collection, preservation, and presentation of evidence in a criminal case.
- Practical and understandable text that tracks evidence from the time it is collected to the time it is admitted at trial.
- Clearly organized into three sections. The first section covers introductory matters, the second section covers all pretrial and investigation matters, and the third section covers trial matters.
- Well-researched, easy-to-read, and accessible. Visually attractive, with photographs and exhibits to illustrate the concepts. Only four-color text available for this course area.
- Evidence in Action boxes in each chapter are provided to spark classroom discussion. These boxed features detail a trial or news item related to a concept covered in the chapter.
- Practical examples explain concepts in a scenario-based approach Review questions and application problems at the end of each chapter test students knowledge of the material.
- A DVD with short mock trial scenes will also be provided to illustrate several concepts discussed in the text