Rules of Evidence Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Rules of Evidence
An analysis of the purpose, application and importance of the rules of evidence in a trial.
# 114877 | 1,259 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2009 in Law (Evidence) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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This paper discusses the laws of reciprocal discovery and evidence disclosure. First, the paper discusses the purpose of reciprocal discovery and the penalties for failing to offer reciprocal discovery by either the defense or the prosecution. The paper then looks at the exclusionary rule - its purpose and its application. The importance of these rules to protect and/or exclude evidence is also discussed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hall, Jerome. General Principles of Criminal Law. 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1960.
  • The Justice Project, Expanded Discovery in Criminal Cases, 2007, March 15, 2008 from <>.
  • Mirfield, Peter. Silence, Confessions, and Improperly Obtained Evidence. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
  • Myers, Therese M. "Reciprocal Discovery Violations: Visiting the Sins of the Defense Lawyer on the Innocent Client." American Criminal Law Review 33.4 (1996): 1277-1298.
  • "Proposed Codification of Disclosure of Favorable Information under Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 11 and 16." American Criminal Law Review 41.1 (2003): 93.

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