Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Liz Heffernan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 1845927877
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Based on Professor Edward Imwinkelried's authoritative American text, but amended for the Irish market by Dr Liz Heffernan and Ray Ryan, Evidentiary Foundations is a unique text which analyses the law of evidence as it is applied in the courts. Evidentiary Foundations provides brief, succinct explanations of the fundamental rules of evidence and practical guidance as to their application in court. It outlines a step-by-step approach to laying the necessary foundations for the introduction of items of evidence, Through the use of hypothetical factual scenarios, this book converts substantive rules of evidence into concrete lines of questioning.

California Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579115678
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Law

California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.

California Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579115678
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Law

California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.

North Carolina Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Robert P. Mosteller
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632813015
Release Date: 2016-12-09
Genre: Law

Learn how to address and overcome evidentiary problems in North Carolina courtrooms. North Carolina Evidentiary Foundations brings North Carolina evidence law to life, showing you how to frame foundational questions to gain admission or exclusion of evidence. The book includes specific lines of questioning, demonstrating courtroom-proven trial techniques that apply North Carolina evidence law. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Criminal Evidentiary Foundations Third Edition

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781522101185
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Law

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.

Foundations of Evidence Law

Author: Alex Stein
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198257368
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

This book examines systematically the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems and identifies the defining characteristics of adjudicative fact-finding. Stein develops a detailed innovative theory which sets aside the traditional vision of evidence law as facilitating the discovery of the truth. Combining probability theory, epistemology, economic analysis, and moral philosophy; he argues instead that the fundamental purpose of evidence law is to apportion the risk oferror in conditions of uncertainty. Stein begins by identifying the domain of evidence law.He then describes the basic traits of adjudicative fact-finding and explores the epistemological foundations of the concept. This discussion identifies the problem of probabilistic deduction that accompanies generalizations to which fact-finders resort. This problem engenders paradoxes which Stein proposes to resolve by distinguishing between probability and weight. Stein advances the principle of maximal individualization that does not allow factfinders to make a finding against a person when the evidence they use is not susceptible to individualized testing.He argues that this principle has broad application, but may still be overridden by social utility. This analysis identifies allocation of the risk of error as requiring regulation by evidence law. Advocating a principled allocation of the risk of error, Stein denounces free proof for allowing individual judges to apportion this risk asthey deem fit.He criticizes the UK's recent shift to a discretionary regime on similar grounds. Stein develops three fundamental principles for allocating the risk of error: the cost-efficiency principle which applies across the board; the equality principle which applies in civil litigation; and the equal best principle which applies in criminal trials. The cost-efficiency principle demands that fact-finders minimize the total cost of errors and error-avoidance.Under the equality principle,fact-finding procedures and decisions must not produce an unequal apportionment of the risk of error between the claimant and the defendant. This risk should be apportioned equally between the parties. The equal best principle sets forth two conditions for justifiably convicting and punishing a defendant. The state must do its best to protect the defendant from the risk of erroneous conviction and must not provide better protection to other individuals. Regulating both the admissibility of evidence and its sufficiency, these principles explain and justify many existing evidentiary rules. Alex Stein is Professor of Law at the Benjamin N.Cardozo School of Law,New York.

Military Evidentiary Foundations Sixth Edition

Author: David A. Schleuter
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781522123804
Release Date: 2016-12-02
Genre: Law

Learn how to address and overcome evidentiary problems in military courts-martial proceedings. Military Evidentiary Foundations brings military evidence law to life, showing you how to frame foundational questions to gain admission or exclusion of evidence. The book includes specific lines of questioning, demonstrating courtroom-proven trial techniques applying military evidence law. Trust this expert treatise from the same authors that wrote the LexisNexis Military Rules of Evidence Manual.

Problems and Simulations in Evidence

Author: Thomas F. Guernsey
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327176336
Release Date: 2014-01-03
Genre: Law

Using both problems and simulations, this set of materials is designed to teach the reader to approach Evidence in a systematic manner; to analyze both legal doctrine and the factual setting in which that doctrine works. Perhaps the most unique aspect of these materials is the use of simulation. While many of the simulations contained in this book are done in the classroom and involve direct and cross-examination, many others involve non-courtroom situations and are designed to be performed outside the classroom. Many of the simulations performed outside the classroom are followed by questionnaires. When these questionnaires are answered after the exercise, they should provide immediate feedback on the reader's understanding of the evidentiary principles involved. Like the prior edition published in 2004, this new edition analyzes both legal doctrine and the factual setting in which that doctrine works, thus allowing professors to teach evidence in a systematic manner. Problems and Simulations also enables professors to integrate practical skills and values into their evidence course. Additionally: • Each chapter in the book includes realistic examples of how the evidentiary rule discussed is used in practice; • The problems within each chapter or section begin with basic concepts and build in complexity; • Many problems are presented in the context of witness examinations (often word for word from transcripts); • There are problems involving interviewing, counseling, negotiation, fact investigation, office policies and the like; and • Simulations are also included with the problems and integrated throughout the book While many of the simulations included in the book are to be used in the classroom and involve direct and cross-examination. There are also many simulations involving non -courtroom situations that can be performed outside the classroom. The simulations performed outside the classroom are followed by questionnaires designed to provide immediate feedback on students understanding of the evidentiary principles involved. This new edition also contains two Performance Tests to expose students to the type of examination they likely will take after law school. The author originally wrote these performance tests for the California Bar Examination as a member of its Performance Test Editing Team.

Social Media in the Courtroom A New Era for Criminal Justice

Author: Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440830068
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Law

Social media hasn't just changed society—it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This fascinating book explains how. • Examines the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives in order to give fair attention to the successful uses of social media as well as the abuses • Comprehensively covers current issues that have broad, long-term repercussions for the criminal justice system • Provides a convenient overview of all the information related to social media and criminal law in one place • Cites relevant cases and statutes

Model Witness Examinations

Author: Paul Mark Sandler
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604429100
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

In this handbook, 70 model examinations show you how to deal effectively with practical evidentiary issues that every trial lawyer faces. The authors—experienced, highly skilled litigators—give you trial-proven, sequences of questions that translate the Rules of Evidence into examinations that will correctly prove facts—and are easily molded to your specific case. Each model starts with a description of a fact situation and is followed by the examination in Q & A format.

It s Complicated

Author: danah boyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166316
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Computers

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Putin s Kleptocracy

Author: Karen Dawisha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476795201
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: History

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309388542
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre: Social Science

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.