9781634609357 (electronic book) 1634609352 (electronic book)
In clear and engaging prose that makes concepts accessible without oversimplification, this Treatise explains the Federal Rules, selected state variations, major cases, essential doctrines, and important underlying policies. Frequent practical examples drawn from courtroom practice introduce students to courtroom procedure, provide a context in which evidence problems arise, and acquaint them with the language of the courtroom. This volume can serve as background for beginning students and as a one-stop refresher for those taking advanced courses. Professors can assign various sections to track the syllabus or simply recommend this book as useful background reading.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Evidence at trial : an overview Burdens, presumptions, and judicial notice Procedures for offering and opposing evidence Evidentiary privileges Relevance and counterweights : general principles Character evidence Witness competency The rules of the game : common objections to testimonial evidence Opinion evidence and expert testimony Impeachment and rehabilitation of witnesses Authentication and identification of tangible evidence The original recording rule The basic principles of hearsay evidence Hearsay "exemptions" : prior statements by witnesses and statements by party-opponents Hearsay exceptions under federal rule 803 Hearsay exceptions under federal rule 804 Other hearsay exceptions Confrontation Federal rules of evidence for United States courts.
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Online resource (West Academic, viewed January 4, 2018).