Book Description: Law and Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and Legal Studies, Second Edition introduces the complex topics of evidence law in a straightforward and accessible manner. The use and function of criminal evidence and civil evidence in cases is examined to offer a complete understanding of how evidence principles play out in the real world of litigation and advocacy. This revised Second Edition includes new sections on Rules and Case Law Analysis, Forensic Cases, and Evidentiary Software Programs. Key Features: Every chapter contains new legal authority which applies to traditional legal principles relevant to evidence law. Offers full coverage of evidentiary codes and statutes. Filled with practical forms, checklists, and additional tools for future practitioners.