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Evidence Law

Assignment: Law of Evidence Question 1 The law of evidence aims to determine what material may be presented in court as evidence, by whom, in what manner and its probative value. Question 2 The onus of proof lies with the State to prove that the accused is guilty. Question 3 Real evidence is evidence in the form of objects or exhibits such as the murder weapon. Documentary evidence is evidence in the form of written documentary such as letters and contracts. Question 4 Evidential...

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Scientific Evidence

a forensic laboratory for confirmatory chemical analysis before the case can be adjudicated in court; (4) the advent of DNA profiling. 2. Describe the criteria for admissibility of scientific evidence as laid out in Frye v. United States. The court ruled that in order to be admitted as evidence at trail, the questioned procedure technique, or principles must be “generally accepted” by a meaningful segment of relevant scientific community. This approach requires the proponent of scientific...

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In Support of Federal Rules of Evidence Rule 702 in the Movie "My Cousin Vinny""

play such a critical and pivotal part of the trial. An expert witness is one who has knowledge or experience beyond what is considered common. Expert witnesses can bring credibility to a legal case, or they can be useful to cast doubt on evidence or facts presented by the opposing attorney. Snap! Lisa has the experience and knowledge of cars beyond the average witness or players in the court! “Personal knowledge and experience can be the basis of an expert’s testimony” (Dvoskin and Guy,...

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Evidence Law and Admissible Statements

Include your research findings in the following table. |State |Legal requirements |Precedent |Other | |Arizona |Confessions are admissible in evidence in any |Arizona v Londo |Title 13. Admissibility of minor's | | |criminal prosecution if given voluntarily. |Miranda v Arizona |statement | | ...

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Motion in Limine

) WILLIAM LLOYD ) DEFENDANT. ) ___________________________________ ) MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE OF ALLEGED GANG AFFILIATED COMMENTS BECAUSE OF THE PREJUDICIAL EFFECT OUTWEIGHS THE PROBATIVE VALUE OF THE EVIDENCE COMES NOW the Defendant, William Lloyd, by and through counsel, Laura Poschen, and requests the Court to exclude from evidence at the trial of this matter the alleged statement “Street Vice Lords rule” as overheard by Ms. Mary Martinez. In support of...

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System Forensics

1. What is Computer Forensics? System forensics is the process of systematically examining computer media as well as network components, software, and memory for evidence. System forensics involves collecting, preserving, analyzing, and documenting evidence to reconstruct user activities. Appropriately collected evidence is often presented in court to solve criminal cases and prosecute criminals. 2. How has technology improved the way criminal investigators perform their job? Technology improved...

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Forensic Science

Review Questions 1.​ What are the four types of evidence in a criminal investigation? The four types of evidence is physical evidence, documentary evidence, demonstrative evidence and testimony. 2.​ What are individual characteristics? Give an example of an individual characteristic? Individual characteristics are properties associated with a common source to a high degree of certainty. An example of individual characteristics that forensic scientists may look for are the ridge characteristics of...

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Mcdonald's Coffee Too Hot

forced to pay compensation. The author effectively employs many of the tools and concepts central to making a good argument. In evaluating the argument being put forth one must first take into account the credibility of the author. The types of evidence and the kinds of arguments used may then be evaluated. Overall the author does a good job of tying the different elements together to produce a well formed argument. The issue of credibility is very important to the author's argument. Initially...

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False Memory & Eyewitness Testimony

she affirmed that, yes, John Jerome White was the man who did this to her. The jury found him guilty and he was sent to prison. Years later, DNA evidence exonerated him and he was set free (Rankin, 2011). What about the execution of Troy Anthony Davis? The State of Georgia executed him in 2011 for killing a cop although they had no physical evidence that linked him to the crime, but they had eyewitness testimony. When addressing the slain officer’s family, he said he was sorry for their loss...

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Methods of Inquiry - Cj210

summarized into 6 general steps. 1 - identifying the crime. 2 - Hypothesizing as to what happened, who did it and why. 3 – Data/Evidence collection (including statements from both witnesses and victims) 4 – Analyze evidence and compare to known persons/samples to identify a likely suspect 5 – Seek additional evidence supporting or disproving the suspects guilt 6 – If evidence is found supporting the suspects guilt, make an arrest. If not, start at step 1 again. 4.) Discuss the three primary sources...

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