You are a new member of a crime scene investigative (CSI) unit that is only a couple of months old. The Chief of Police asks you to create an introductory document for a new community outreach program. The goal is to help the community understand the different types of evidence and how they are used.
Write a 3-4 page paper that addresses the following points:
What is the difference between real or physical evidence and testimonial evidence?
Provide 5 examples of real or physical evidence that might require explanation in court by you because you are the one recording, recovering, processing, and packaging the evidence you recovered.
Why is real or physical evidence important for the triers of fact (jury)?
What is demonstrative evidence, and why is it used to clarify issues in trials?
What is the difference between direct evidence and circumstantial evidence? Explain.
What is the concept of overwhelming circumstantial evidence? Explain.
Can circumstantial evidence be enough for a conviction? Why or why not?
Requirements: 3 to 4 pages
here is the textbook for the course for a reference – Garland, N. (2019). Criminal Evidence (8th Edition). McGraw-Hill Higher Education (US).
The paper will need an introduction and conclusion as well. We are to use APA 7th addistion
Demonstrative evidence refers to proof presented to the jury and judges that lack probative value. However, it is essential to enhance the oral testimonies provided by witnesses, defendants, and plaintiffs. It clarifies the testimonies and offers a visual image to the triers of facts. Demonstrative evidence supports facts presented in a trial using models, tools, and pictures (May et al., 2014). The prosecutors will connect the substance of the oral information provided with demonstrative proof. The visual image obtained from this correlation will be applied in the deliberation of the case. It is a form of suggestive evidence that helps comprehend the entire case.