Introduction to Criminal Evidence Cases and Concepts

ISBN-10: 0195332563
ISBN-13: 9780195332568
Edition: 2009
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Description: An Introduction to Criminal Evidence: Cases and Concepts provides comprehensive and applied coverage of the rules of evidence, along with numerous case excerpts that clearly illustrate those rules. Using engaging, straightforward language, authors  More...

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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

An Introduction to Criminal Evidence: Cases and Concepts provides comprehensive and applied coverage of the rules of evidence, along with numerous case excerpts that clearly illustrate those rules. Using engaging, straightforward language, authors R. Alan Thompson, Lisa S. Nored, John Worrall, and Craig Hemmens offer an invaluable and innovative resource for both students and instructors. Concentrating on the Federal Rules of Evidence, this distinctive text presents in-depth yet concise coverage of evidentiary law in thirteen succinct chapters. To draw students into this complex subject, the authors explain criminal evidence through a unique blend of text and case excerpts; throughout, these excerpts illuminate the rules in useful, fascinating, and often humorous examples. Helpful pedagogical resources and study aids--including discussion questions, lists of relevant websites, and a glossary of key terms--further enhance students' engagement with the material. Ideal for courses in criminal justice and the law, An Introduction to Criminal Evidence integrates theory with practice to expand and enliven this significant subject.

R. Alan Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Administration of Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Lisa S. Nored is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Administration of Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. John L. Worrall is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Craig Hemmens is Director of the Honors College and Professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University.

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology and Program Head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. As Program Head at UTD, Dr. Worrall directs undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in criminology, including an online MS program, which he developed. He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. Finally, he continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly, a position he has held since 2008.

Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, �2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, �2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, �2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Foreword
Preliminary Matters/Setting the Stage
Introduction: A Brief History of Evidence Law
The American Criminal Court System
Important Concepts Underlying Evidence Law
Real, Demonstrative, and Testimonial Evidence
Presumptions, Inferences, and Stipulations
Criminal Evidence
Witness Competency
Credibility and Impeachment of Witnesses
Examination of Witnesses
Introducing Criminal Evidence in Court
Forms of Evidence
Expert Witnesses and Scientific Evidence
Testimonial Privileges
The Hearsay Rule
Hearsay: Exemptions and Exceptions
Glossary

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