In this unit, you learned about the many different trial procedures. One very vital area that almost every criminal justice professional will encounter is the collection and admissibility of evidence. For this assignment, prepare an essay describing, analyzing, and arguing all sides of admissibility of the following types of evidence that must be used to obtain a guilty verdict of a defendant in a criminal trial:
real evidence, and
In addition to describing, analyzing, and arguing all sides of admissibility, be sure to meet the criteria below when writing your essay.
Include an introduction that familiarizes the reader with your topic and provides a clear direction for your essay.
Describe the different types of evidence.
Explain the role of evidence in criminal trial proceedings.
Discuss the collection and handling of evidence.
Describe why evidence is a vital part of the trial process.
It is recommended that you use your own jurisdiction’s rules of evidence if possible. For active duty and retired military personnel, feel free to use the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). You may also want to use the Nexis Uni Academic Universe database in the CSU Online Library. Use the search term “Edward Imwinkelreid” to locate articles written by Professor Imwinkelreid, who is considered a leading expert on evidence.
Your essay must be at least two pages in length, and you must use at least three academic resources. The aforementioned resources are not mandatory but are strongly suggested for use. Any information from a resource must be cited and referenced in APA style, and your paper should be formatted in accordance to APA guidelines.