Types of Evidence
Courtroom Testimony
Admissibility of Evidence
Evidence Codes
Crime TV/Movies
100

Evidence that is an oral, written or recorded account received in court.

Testimonial Evidence

100

In court, the _________ is responsible for presenting and proving a criminal violation has occurred. 

Prosecutor
100

The _____ rule requires that, generally, non-expert witnesses must confine their testimony to statements of fact and should not include opinions or draw inferences.

Opinion

100

The Evidence Code section stating the following:

"Relevant evidence means evidence, including evidence relevant to the credibility of a witness or hearsay declarant, having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action."

Evidence Code § 210

100
This movie has the following famous quote: "You can't handle the truth."

A Few Good Men

200

Evidence that consists of physical objects such as shell casings, contraband, or instrumentalities of the crime.

Real evidence

200

The degree to which an individual is believed. 

Credibility

200

_______ ___________ are people who have training, education, or experience giving them greater expertise than the expertise of the general population. 

Expert witnesses

200

The evidence code section stating the following:

"The court in its discretion may exclude evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the probability that its admission will (a) necessitate undue consumption of time or (b) create substantial danger of undue prejudice, of confusing the issues, or of misleading the jury.

Evidence Code § 352

200

This show has aired since 2003 and is centered around investigating crimes relating to the Navy.

NCIS

300

Evidence that illustrates a matter of importance in a case such as maps, models or re-enactments.

Demonstrative evidence

300

The title that officers should use when addressing the judge.

Your Honor

300

The legal case known to have established the principle that illegally obtained information is generally not admissible in court.

Mapp v. Ohio 

300

The evidence code providing the right against self incrimination.

Evidence Code § 940

300

A 90's tv show following the life of a young female lawyer. Contains many fantasy sequences and voice overs. 

Ally McBeal

400

Evidence that tends to prove a fact in a case based on an inference.

Circumstantial evidence

400
A question framed in a manner that calls for an opinion from the witness, based on assumptions involving known facts.

Hypothetical question

400

The type of privilege in which a witness will not be required to state the substance of a communication that takes place within a protected relationship.

Testimonial


BONUS 300 POINTS - Name a specific privilege

400

The evidence code that allows a court to consider the credibility of witness testimony.

Evidence Code § 780

400

The main female officer is named Olivia Benson.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

500

The act of establishing that claims made about the item of evidence are true.

Authentication

500

List three aspects of courtroom demeanor that can affect an officers' credibility.

-Attitude

-Body language

-Manner of speaking

-Behavior

500

The hearsay exception which allows the admission of hearsay statements made about some exciting or unnerving event, at or proximate to the event, while the person making the statement is still under the excitement or stress of that event.

Spontaneous statement exception

500
The type of evidence that generally concerns a party's predisposition toward a specific type of behavior, such as honesty, dishonesty, immorality, or deceitfulness.

Character evidence (Evidence Code § 786)

500

Adapted from a novel, this movie involves the prosecution of an alleged rape suspect in the deep south in the early 1930's.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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