Criminal Evidentiary Foundations
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This is the reference your clients would ask you to purchase. Criminal Evidentiary Foundations tells you with precision how to lay foundations for your most critical evidence to be admitted in a criminal trial. Expert authors Edward J. Imwinkelried and Daniel D. Blinka quide you through converting abstract evidentiary doctrine into concrete lines of questioning, with phrasing of questions on direct and cross-examination explained in detail and hundreds of sample foundational questions adapted to specific criminal cases.
In this convenient single volume with a current supplement, you'll find your questions answered on witness competency, authentication, relevance, credibility, privileges, opinions, hearsay, suppression, the Best Evidence Rule, and more. Whether you are preparing for your first case or you are a seasoned veteran, this treatise will become your most indespensible tool after the Federal Rules of Evidence in your next trial.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Related Procedures
Chapter 3 The Competency of Witnesses
Chapter 4 Authentication
Chapter 5 Rule 403 and Legal Relevance Limitations on Credibility Evidence
Chapter 6 Legal Relevance Limitations on Evidence that is Relevant to the Historical Merits
of the Case
Chapter 7 Privileges and Similar Doctrines
Chapter 8 The Best Evidence Rule
Chapter 9 Opinion Evidence
Chapter 10 The Hearsay Rule, Its Exemptions, and Its Exceptions
Chapter 11 Substitutes for Evidence
Chapter 12 Motions to Suppress Evidence