Examples & Explanations


Author: Arthur Best

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735584796

Category: Law

Page: 301

View: 3092

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.

Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes, Second Edition


Author: William G. Eckert,Stuart H. James

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849381263

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 7640

As witnessed in landmark criminal cases, the quality and integrity of bloodstain evidence can be a crucial factor in determining a verdict. Since the first edition of Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes was published nearly a decade ago, bloodstain pattern interpretation has continued to grow as a branch of forensic science. Revised and updated to reflect new technology and developments in the field, the second edition is packed with new information and illustrations-including 421 photographs and diagrams of improved quality that will aid in interpretation of evidence. Expanding on a single chapter presented in the bestselling first edition, the second edition details, in four chapters, an introduction to bloodstain interpretation; low-velocity impact and angular considerations; medium and high-velocity impact; and the significance of partially dried, clotted, aged, and physically altered bloodstains in four new chapters. A full chapter on the detection of blood with luminol, featuring high-quality, full-color photographs of luminol reactions, has been added. This new edition also includes 12 new case studies in addition to 8 original case studies from the first edition that have been retained for their interpretative value. Everyone involved in crime scene evaluation and interpretation-law enforcement officers, criminologists, medical examiners, forensic pathologists, medicolegal personnel, and prosecutors and defense attorneys-will benefit from the improved and expanded second edition of this definitive reference.

Biomathematical Evidence of Paternity / Biomathematischer Beweis der Vaterschaft

Festschrift for Erik Essen-Möller / Festschrift für Erik Essen-Möller


Author: K. Hummel,J. Gerchow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364268341X

Category: Medical

Page: 223

View: 748

Eine Vaterschaftssache ist mit der gutachterlichen Stellungnahme nicht erschopft. Am Ende steht vielmehr die Entscheidung des Richters, der im Gegensatz zum Gut achter aIle Fakten zu beriicksichtigen hat, die flir oder gegen die Vaterschaft eines Beklagten sprechen. Es ist daher von Interesse, die bei der Vaterschaftsdiagnostik verwendeten Verfahren vor dem Hintergrund der Entscheidungstheorie der mathe matischen Statistik zu betrachten, ein Vorgehen, wie es bereits bei Walter (1971) zu finden ist. Zur Auswahl stehen die sog. Bayes- und Minimaxstrategien, die beide zu verschiedenen Anforderungen an den Gutachter flihren. Einer Theorie kann man die Analyse des Verhaltens eines Richters zugrunde legen und dieses durch Defini tionen, Axiome und Regeln nachzubilden suchen - notwendigerweise vereinfacht, aber dadurch klarer und durchsichtiger -, oder man stellt Prinzipien auf, die zu ei nem verniinftigen Entscheidungsverhalten flihren, das man zum MaBstab flir die kiinftige Arbeit machen kann. Die hier vorgestellte Entscheidungstheorie beschrei tet den zweiten Weg. Sie dient nicht dem Zweck, die richterliche Funktion durch ein mathematisches Verfahren zu ersetzen, zeigt aber, welche GroBen bei einem op timalen Entscheidungsverfahren zu beriicksichtigen sind. Ein ganz wesentlicher Bei trag kommt hierbei yom Gutachter: das Likelihoodverhaltnis A = Y IX, in dem Zah ler und Nenner die Terzettenwahrscheinlichkeiten bei Nichtvaterschaft (Y) und Vaterschaft (X) bedeuten. IgY IX + 10 ist in Anlehnung an Essen-MOller als EM Wert bekannt. Wahrend die Bayessche Theorie mit A weiterarbeitet und A-priori Wahrscheinlichkeiten einbezieht, wird bei der MinimaxlOsung auf diese Wahr scheinlichkeiten verzichtet und A durch das Verhaltnis der zugehorigen Ober- bzw.

Evidence-based Surgery


Author: Toby A. Gordon,John L. Cameron

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091168

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 3945

As the healthcare environment changes, the need for outcomes-based tre atment planning becomes even more critical. This book guides the reade r through current outcomes-based research as it pertains to surgery. F irst, it gives a complete overview of the practice of evidence-based s urgery (EBS), with topics such as treatment planning, policy issues, a nd ethical issues. Then it gives practical, step-by-step advice on the methodology of EBS, with chapters on study design, outcomes measures, adjustments for complications and comorbidities, cost, and data sourc es. Last, it publishes the results of numerous respected EBS studies.

Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence


Author: Mark S. Brodin,Michael Avery

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735560625

Category: Law

Page: 855

View: 3209

Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence is the premier work in its field. This comprehensive and practical guide to the law of Massachusetts evidence gives you the latest case law and up-to-date information on all evidentiary matters, including:RelevanceNew kinds of scientific and statistical evidenceCharacter evidenceAdmissibility of confessionsPrivileges and disqualifications Domestic Abuse Prevention StatuteExpert testimony In addition, this new updated Eighth Edition has been expanded to cover recent topics such as: Expert testimony and scientific proof Hearsay Developments in criminal trials With detailed reference to all significant Massachusetts and federal cases with a bearing on the law of evidence, this trial attorney's 'bible' provides all the insightful analysis you need for practical, day-to-day use.

Essential Evidence-Based Medicine


Author: Dan Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540278

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 632

Although using the results of the best research to determine the best care for an individual patient may appear very simple, most medical students and physicians do not have the mathematical background or training to critically evaluate published research. This "user's guide" helps the medical professional to become a more discriminating reader of medical literature, and ultimately better equipped to apply evidence-based medicine in practice. The volume will be an ideal introductory text for medical students and health-care professionals.

Practical Evidence-based Physiotherapy


Author: Rob Herbert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0750688203

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 8649

Authored by an international team of experts especially for physiotherapists, this new, one-of-a-kind resource examines evidence-based practice in physiotherapy - defining what constitutes evidence and how to implement findings in the day-to-day clinical setting. It discusses government and professional requirements for evidence-based medicine and clinical reasoning, and offers easy-to-follow guidelines for finding and applying evidence. It also offers useful strategies for determining whether benefits provided by physiotherapy interventions are significant enough to make the intervention worthwhile. Written specifically for physiotherapists Step-by-step guide to practice of evidence-based physiotherapy Written at different levels depending on reader's expertise: highlighted critical points and text box summaries for readers new to these concepts detailed explanations in text for intermediate readers footnotes for advanced readers Detailed presentation of strategies for searching for evidence, including using the www, search engines and physiotherapy specific databases Extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelines

Spoliation of Evidence

Sanctions and Remedies for Destruction of Evidence in Civil Litigation


Author: Margaret M. Koesel,David A. Bell,Tracey L. Turnbull,Daniel F. Gourash

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316221

Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 1929

This book is a practical treatise with practical tips addressing spoliation issues in civil practice. It will help determine what law applies to spoliation issues that arise during pending litigation or in the context of an independent tort claim for spoliation. In addition, it addresses Enron spoliation issues and electronic evidence.

Electronic Evidence

Law and Practice


Author: Corinne Cooper,Paul R. Rice

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313091

Category: Law

Page: 387

View: 3203

A comprehensive index that incorporates various terms from the revised articles so you can quickly and accurately locate various sections.

Legal Argumentation and Evidence


Author: Douglas Walton

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048338

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1851

A leading expert in informal logic, Douglas Walton turns his attention in this new book to how reasoning operates in trials and other legal contexts, with special emphasis on the law of evidence. The new model he develops, drawing on methods of argumentation theory that are gaining wide acceptance in computing fields like artificial intelligence, can be used to identify, analyze, and evaluate specific types of legal argument. In contrast with approaches that rely on deductive and inductive logic and rule out many common types of argument as fallacious, Walton&’s aim is to provide a more expansive view of what can be considered &"reasonable&" in legal argument when it is construed as a dynamic, rule-governed, and goal-directed conversation. This dialogical model gives new meaning to the key notions of relevance and probative weight, with the latter analyzed in terms of pragmatic criteria for what constitutes plausible evidence rather than truth.