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Evidence

  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)
  • Keywords:crime

At its most basic level, evidence is anything that tends to prove or disprove an alleged fact. Most evidence can be divided into three broad categories: direct evidence, indirect evidence, and physical evidence.

Direct evidence establishes an element of a crime ...

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