T&F mix
ex: real evidence & circumstantial
testimony of witness
evaluation of evidence
Excited Utterances
100

Its purpose is to persuade the jury to draw a conclusion favorable to the presenter

Closing argument

100

Direct evidence

 proves a fact without requiring the judge or jury

100

What is testimony of a witness ? 

A written or oral statement provided by an individual who has relevant information about a case.

100

one of the most significant parts of a 

trial

100

An exception to the _____ rule

hearsay

200

True or False: All states allow the defense attorney to speak to the jury before the prosecutor makes its final points

False 

200

Circumstantial evidence

is indirect and requieres the judge or jury to make inferences and to draw conclusion

200

Types of witnesses can be ? 

victims -police officers -defendant -etc

200

evaluation of evidence determines whether can be 

presented to a jury or not

200

Accepted because defendants wouldn't have time to....

make false accusations

300

True or false: Both sides have the opportunity for a closing argument

True 

300

Real evidence

which may be either direct or circumstantial, consists of physical material or traces of physical activity

300

What is competence ?

Witnesses that have personal knowledge of the info they discuss and they understand they have to tell the truth.

300

probative value must be also used when 

evaluating evidence

300

How many requirements need to be met for a statement to be considered an excited utterance?

3 requirements

400

True or False: One can argue that circumstantial evidence is stronger than direct evidence

True 

400

A person who heard gunshots and moments later saw someone run by with a smoking gun in hand might testify those facts

Circumstantial 

400

Before sitting on the witness stand, the witness has to ____  ?

take an oath saying they’re gonna say the truth 

400

relevant evidence includes

indirect and direct evidence

400

Unplanned reaction to a startling event

Excited utterance

500

A response to the closing argument of the other side

Rebuttal 

500

Weapons, tire tracks, ransom notes, and fingerprints all fall into what type of evidence

Real evidence 

500

Why are witnesses important?

witnesses are key components of a case and can help prove the innocence or guilt of a defendant

500

evaluation of evidence describes the scientific basis of evidence 

presented in a court case

500

If John came into the police station 10 hours after a murder and said he had heard someone talking about the plan 2 days before, would it be considered an excited utterance?

No

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