The Book of Evidence

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Author: John Banville

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307817121

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.

Beautiful Evidence

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930824164

Category:

Page: 214

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How seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence. How to produce and consume evidence presentations.

Criminal Evidence

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Author: Judy Hails

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111346933

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Practical and reader-friendly, the Seventh Edition of CRIMINAL EVIDENCE continues to offer students comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of all evidentiary topics common in criminal proceedings in a brief, affordable format. The text thoroughly explores Constitutional issues essential to the collection and seizure of admissible evidence and legal interrogation, carefully outlining concepts and processes applicable to every state and pointing out where great interstate variation exists or specific state codes may have a strong impact. The text also covers current trends and topics that students will likely encounter in the real world, such as terrorism and homeland security, scientific evidence, Federal Rules of Evidence, hearsay, and the appellate system. Realistic case scenarios prepare students to apply their knowledge and skills in the real world as working law enforcement professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evidence

Examples & Explanations

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Author: Arthur Best

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735584796

Category: Law

Page: 301

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The #1 study guide for Evidence is now in its Seventh Edition. Examples & Explanations: Evidence is the go-to resource for any student struggling to understand the concepts and rules of evidence as described in their casebook. the Examples & Explanations pedagogy encourages students to read the text carefully, apply what they have learned, and test their understanding of the material. A leader in its field, Examples & Explanations: Evidence features: clear and concise introductions to the concepts and Rules of Evidence examples with questions that start out simply and gradually build in complexity thorough explanations of how to analyze the questions in the examples a "plain language" version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, complete with new amendments to the Rules generous use of visual aids--tables and charts--that illustrate key concepts Still fewer than 350 pages, the Seventh Edition includes: discussion of Giles v. California, concerning Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause analysis of newly-adopted Rule 502, regarding inadvertent waiver of the attorney-client privilege, with a plain-language explanation in the Appendix a flow chart that illustrates the proper sequence of analysis for relevance and hearsay exclusions & exceptions as applied to an out-of-court statement a new chart that illustrates character evidence with regard to the propensity inference Examples & Explanations: Evidence, Seventh Edition, is a current and time-proven resource that you can recommend to your students with confidence.

Circumstantial Evidence

Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town

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Author: Pete Earley

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553573480

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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Recounts the struggle of a young African-American lawyer from Alabama to clear the name of a black death-row inmate convicted of murder in a highly flawed trial, in a story that gained national attention in 1993. Reprint.

Understanding Evidence

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Author: Paul C. Giannelli

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327194138

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This Understanding treatise presents the essential topics in evidence law cogently and concisely. While it was written primarily for students in Evidence and Trial Practice courses, the "Key Points" summary at the end of each chapter and the inclusion of the current Federal Rules of Evidence in an appendix make this treatise an excellent reference for busy attorneys. Understanding Evidence begins with an overview of Evidence law followed by an explanation of the roles of the judge and jury. The remaining chapters are organized under the following topics: • Procedural Framework of Trial • Relevancy • Witnesses • Real and Demonstrative Evidence • Writings • Hearsay • Privileges • Substitutes for Evidence This treatise extensively discusses and cites the Federal Rules of Evidence. Cases, statutes, other rules, and secondary sources are also cited, providing a comprehensive framework for understanding evidence law.

God: The Evidence

The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World

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Author: Patrick Glynn

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307874354

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In the modern age science has been winning its centuries—old battle with religion for the mind of man. The evidence has long seemed incontrovertible: Life was merely a product of blind chance—a cosmic roll of an infinite number of dice across an eternity of time. Slowly, methodically, scientists supplied answers to mysteries insufficiently explained by theologians. Reason pushed faith off into the shadows of mythology and superstition, while atheism became a badge of wisdom. Our culture, freed from moral obligation, explored the frontiers of secularism. God was dead. "Glynn's arguments for the existence of God put the burden of disproof on those intellectuals who think that the question has long since been settled." — Andrew M. Greeley But now, in the twilight of the twentieth century, a startling transformation is taking place in Western scientific and intellectual thought. At its heart is the dawning realization that the universe, far from being a sea of chaos, appears instead to be an intricately tuned mechanism whose every molecule, whose every physical law, seems to have been design from the very first nanosecond of the big bang toward a single end—the creation of life. This intellectually and spiritually riveting book asks a provocative question: Is science, the long-time nemesis of the Deity, uncovering the face of God? Patrick Glynn lays out the astonishing new evidence that caused him to turn away from the atheism he acquired as a student at Harvard and Cambridge. The facts are fascinating: Physicists are discovering an unexplainable order to the cosmos; medical researchers are reporting the extraordinary healing powers of prayer and are documenting credible accounts of near-death experiences; psychologists, who once considered belief in God to be a sign of neurosis, are finding instead that religious faith is a powerful elixir for mental health; and sociologists are now acknowledging the destructive consequences of a value-free society. God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. It is where reason has been leading us all along. From the Hardcover edition.

Evidence

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Author: Roderick Munday

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019878872X

Category:

Page: 616

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The Core Text series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Munday's Evidence provides students with a succinct yet thought-provoking introduction to all of the key areas covered on undergraduate law of evidence courses. Vibrant and engaging, the book sets out to demystify a traditionally intimidating area of law. Probing analysis of the issues, both historic and current, ensures that the text contains a thorough exploration of the 'core' of the subject. Whether used as a primer, core text, or as a reintroduction to the subject, Evidence is the ideal companion for those keen to grasp the core principles and current law of evidence. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an open access Online Resource Centre, including: Answer guidance to questions in the text Useful weblinks Legal updates www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/munday9e/

The Politics of Evidence (Open Access)

From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

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Author: Justin Parkhurst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317380878

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast majority of work on the subject has failed to engage with the political nature of decision making and how this influences the ways in which evidence will be used (or misused) within political areas. This book provides new insights into the nature of political bias with regards to evidence and critically considers what an ‘improved’ use of evidence would look like from a policymaking perspective. Part I describes the great potential for evidence to help achieve social goals, as well as the challenges raised by the political nature of policymaking. It explores the concern of evidence advocates that political interests drive the misuse or manipulation of evidence, as well as counter-concerns of critical policy scholars about how appeals to ‘evidence-based policy’ can depoliticise political debates. Both concerns reflect forms of bias – the first representing technical bias, whereby evidence use violates principles of scientific best practice, and the second representing issue bias in how appeals to evidence can shift political debates to particular questions or marginalise policy-relevant social concerns. Part II then draws on the fields of policy studies and cognitive psychology to understand the origins and mechanisms of both forms of bias in relation to political interests and values. It illustrates how such biases are not only common, but can be much more predictable once we recognise their origins and manifestations in policy arenas. Finally, Part III discusses ways to move forward for those seeking to improve the use of evidence in public policymaking. It explores what constitutes ‘good evidence for policy’, as well as the ‘good use of evidence’ within policy processes, and considers how to build evidence-advisory institutions that embed key principles of both scientific good practice and democratic representation. Taken as a whole, the approach promoted is termed the ‘good governance of evidence’ – a concept that represents the use of rigorous, systematic and technically valid pieces of evidence within decision-making processes that are representative of, and accountable to, populations served.

What's Your Evidence?

Engaging K-5 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science

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Author: Carla Zembal-Saul,Katherine L. McNeill,Kimber Hershberger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132117265

Category: Education

Page: 162

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With the view that children are capable young scientists, authors encourage science teaching in ways that nurture students' curiosity about how the natural world works including research-based approaches to support all K-5 children constructing scientific explanations via talk and writing. Grounded in NSF-funded research, this book/DVD provides K-5 teachers with a framework for explanation (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) that they can use to organize everything from planning to instructional strategies and from scaffolds to assessment. Because the framework addresses not only having students learn scientific explanations but also construct them from evidence and evaluate them, it is considered to build upon the new NRC framework for K-12 science education, the national standards, and reform documents in science education, as well as national standards in literacy around argumentation and persuasion, including the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010).The chapters guide teachers step by step through presenting the framework for students, identifying opportunities to incorporate scientific explanation into lessons, providing curricular scaffolds (that fade over time) to support all students including ELLs and students with special needs, developing scientific explanation assessment tasks, and using the information from assessment tasks to inform instruction.

Analysis of Evidence

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Author: Terence Anderson,David Schum,William Twining

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445269

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This extensively revised second edition is a rigorous introduction to the construction and criticism of arguments about questions of fact, and to the marshalling and evaluation of evidence at all stages of litigation. It covers the principles underlying the logic of proof; the uses and dangers of story-telling; standards for decision and the relationship between probabilities and proof; the chart method and other methods of analyzing and ordering evidence in fact-investigation, in preparing for trial, and in connection with other important decisions in legal processes and in criminal investigation and intelligence analysis. Most of the chapters in this new edition have been rewritten; the treatment of fact investigation, probabilities and narrative has been extended; and new examples and exercises have been added. Designed as a flexible tool for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on evidence and proof, students, practitioners and teachers alike will find this book challenging but rewarding.

Evidence

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Author: Andrew Choo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198705271

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 488

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Choo's Evidence provides students with a lucid account of the core principles of the law of civil and criminal evidence in England and Wales, whilst also exploring the fundamental rationales that underlie the law as a whole. This clear and engaging text explores current debates and draws on different jurisdictions to achieve a fascinating mix of critical and thought provoking analysis for students and practitioners alike. Where appropriate the author draws on comparative material and a variety of socio-legal, empirical, and non-legal material. Also, thorough footnoting and further reading lists provide valuable signposting to a wealth of additional sources.

Beyond Evidence Based Policy in Public Health

The Interplay of Ideas

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Author: K. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026588

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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This book explores the complex relationship between public health research and policy, employing tobacco control and health inequalities in the UK as contrasting case studies. It argues that focusing on research-informed ideas usefully draws attention to the centrality of values, politics and advocacy for public health debates.

Criminal Evidence

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Author: John C. Klotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evidence, Criminal

Page: 777

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Textbook for those involved in or preparing for a career in criminal justice. Among the topics discussed are the history and development of rules of evidence; the approach to the study of criminal evidence; the burden of proof; proof via evidence; judicial notice; presumptions, inferences, and stipulations; relevancy and materiality; competency of witness and evidence; examination of witnesses; privileges; opinions and expert testimony; hearsay rule and exceptions; documentary evidence; real evidence; results of examinations and texts; and exclusion of evidence on constitutional grounds. Also compiles judicial decisions related to these topics. Textbook includes a companion study guide. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Evidence Law Adrift

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Author: Mirjan Damaska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300206043

Category: Law

Page: 172

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In this important book, a distinguished legal scholar examines how the legal culture and institutions in Anglo-American countries affect the way in which evidence is gathered, sifted, and presented to the courts. Mirjan Damaska focuses on the significance of the divided tribunal (between judge and jury), the concentrated character of trials ("day-in-court" justice), and the prominent role of the parties in adjudication (the adversary system). Throughout he contrasts the Anglo-American system with Continental, or civil- law justice, where lay fact finders sit with professional judges in unified tribunals, proceedings are episodic rather than concentrated, and the parties have fewer responsibilities than in the common-law tradition. Damaska describes the impact of the traditional institutional environment on the gathering and handling of evidence in common- law jurisdictions and then explores recent transformations of this environment: trial by jury has dramatically declined, pretrial proceedings have greatly proliferated, the adversary system shows signs of weakening in some types of cases. As a result, many rules and practices supporting the treatment of evidentiary material are in danger of becoming extinct. In addition, says Damaska, the increasing use of scientific methods of inquiry could place further strains on the use of traditional common-law evidence. In the future we should expect greater variety in decisionmaking activity, with factual inquiries tailored to the specific type of proceeding and common-law evidence restricted to a narrow sphere

Oregon Evidence

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Author: Laird C. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327193018

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Oregon Evidence, Sixth Edition is the only Oregon-specific evidence treatise published, regularly cited by the Oregon courts. It is written and updated by Professor Laird C. Kirkpatrick, noted Oregon and federal evidence expert. An eminent work by the first name in Oregon evidence, Oregon Evidence contains everything you need to know about the Oregon evidence rules, including the full text of the rules, official legislative commentary, and insightful commentary by Prof. Kirkpatrick. Also included is the full text of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The publication provides quick access to supporting authority and detailed analysis to aid in developing winning courtroom strategies. Ideal for lawyers, judges, and law students alike, this well-organized work delivers clear insight into evidentiary issues, pinpoints hidden aspects of rules, and cites more than 1,100 cases to illustrate important points. Be sure to use the same evidence book the judge is using!

The Lincoln Assassination

The Evidence

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Author: William C. Edwards,Edward Steers

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091078

Category: History

Page: 1488

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On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated the collection of thousands of documents for the Military Commission’s trial of the conspirators. This deep archive of documentary evidence--consisting of letters, depositions, eyewitness accounts, investigative reports, and other documents--provides invaluable insight into the historical, cultural, and judicial context of the investigation. Only a fraction of the information presented in these documents ever made its way into the trial, and most of it has never been readily accessible. By presenting an annotated and indexed transcription of these documents, this volume offers significant new access to information on the events surrounding the assassination and a vast new store of social and political history of the Civil War era. “With tears in my eyes I think it your duty to hang every rebel caught. I feel as bad as if was my own mother or father & will be one to volunteer to try & shoot every Southern man. May God have mercy on the man’s soul that done such a deed. With much Respect for our Country, I remain Weeping” --Anonymous letter, New York, April 15, 1865 “I know Booth. He was in the habit of coming to my place to shoot. . . . He shot well, and practiced to shoot with accuracy in every possible position. . . . He was a quick shot; always silent, reticent.” --Deposition of Benjamin Barker, Pistol Gallery proprietor