Book Description: This casebook's emphasis on descriptive and policy-oriented text, plus a wide range of well-developed and realistic problems, engages students with the fundamental principles, policies, and cutting edge issues of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Features: Clear and concise text develops student understanding and encourages in-depth exploration of problems in class discussion. Chapter organization highlights basic interpretation of the Rules, elaboration of underlying policy, and reflection on theory and practice. ""Key Points"" reinforce students' understanding of all topics. Text of Rules of Evidence provides students with an easy reference. Wide range of realistic problems helps students to better understand the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence more quickly than a traditional casebook. Opening transcript from a real criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practice. Chapter Two on the trial process can be used independently or in tandem with the trial transcript. New to the Fifth Edition: New to the Fifth Edition: New author Michael S. Pardo, a member of the executive board of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Evidence and the author of numerous articles on evidence and legal theory, brings valuable experience and expertise to the Fifth Edition. Re-drafted Federal Rules of Evidence are incorporated throughout the book. New and revised problems throughout the casebook offer a wide range of difficulty, from the basic principles of the Rules to more challenging policy-oriented issues. Significant new material on the Confrontation Clause.