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Evidence law : a student's guide to the law of evidence as applied in American trials

Park, Roger, author

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 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