Criminal Evidence: Principles and Cases,
9th Edition

Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson

ISBN-13: 9781285459004 | ISBN-10: 1285459008

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 560 pages

List Price USD $174.95


What makes evidence admissible or inadmissible in court? You'll know the answer once you read CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 9th Edition. Whatever your future career in the justice system, you can count on this book to outline all you need to know about criminal evidence and its use. Packed with stories and cases as well as the most up-to-date legal information available, it's the most relevant and engaging resource of its kind.

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Meet the Authors

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Thomas J. Gardner is a proven author and widely respected practicing attorney with more than fifty years of experience, including several years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Gardner received his law degree from Marquette Law School.

Terry M. Anderson is Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Case Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After earning a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1972, he joined the Creighton law faculty. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and the Denver University School of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Contracts, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.

  • Many new boxes, charts, and case studies illustrate new and important developments in the rules of criminal evidence.
  • "You Be the Judge," a new feature in many chapters, invites students to don the trial judge's robe and decide motions to admit or exclude evidence.
  • This edition includes coverage of up-to-the-minute topics such as obtaining evidence from computers and smart phones, attaching GPS devices to automobiles, and using social media as evidence in criminal trials.
  • New news-based examples, interspersed throughout the text, engage students while helping them understand and retain concepts.
  • Ensure that students understand the most important topics taught in your course with the highlighted and boxed key concepts throughout the text, which are especially helpful when students cover the more difficult concepts.
  • Intrigue your students with the clear, engaging, and accessible style this text is known for, along with highly informative examples of the major points in evidence law.
  • Give students a head start on finding a career in the criminal justice system with CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 9th Edition, a concise yet thorough text that's ideal for a traditional, semester-long course.
  • Expose your students to brief excerpts from key cases rather than overwhelming them with longer sections of black letter law.
  • Learning objectives help students focus on key subjects and concepts.
  • Chapter-ending material includes a list of key terms to emphasize use of the proper vocabulary (and facilitate study and review) as well as a list of key cases presented in the chapter.

Table of Contents

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1. History and Development of the Law of Criminal Evidence.
2. Important Aspects of the American Criminal Justice System.
3. Using Evidence to Determine Guilt or Innocence.
4. Direct and Circumstantial Evidence and the Use of Inferences.
5. Witnesses and the Testimony of Witnesses.
6. Judicial Notice, Privileges of Witnesses, and Shield Laws.
7. The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom.
8. The Confrontation Clause and Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule.
9. The Exclusionary Rule.
10. Where the Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply.
11. "Special Needs" and Administrative Searches.
12. Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence.
13. The Law Governing Identification Evidence.
14. Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence.
15. Obtaining Evidence by Use of Search Warrants, from Computers, Wiretapping, or Dogs Trained to Indicate an Alert.
16. The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace Evidence.
17. Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence.
18. Scientific Evidence.
Appendix A: Sections of the U.S. Constitution.
Appendix B: Finding and Analyzing Cases.
Appendix C: Federal Rules of Evidence.
Case Index.
Subject Index.

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