CCJS 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Exculpatory Evidence

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Published on 4 Oct 2018
Physical: most valuable
Testimonial: eyewitness testimony
Direct Evidence
Evidence at the point of an issue
Directly proves a fact
Conclusively establishes that fact
Can stand alone to establish probable cause
o Ex. Fingerprints on weapon, video evidence
“Trier of fact”
Series of facts, presented item by item
Strengthens or adds credibility
Prima Facie
Good & sufficient on its face
Does no require expert testimony; certain things we accept as true
Directly proves a fact *not the same as direct*
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