Illinois Evidence

Illinois Evidence

Michael H Graham
Format: Hardcover
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  • Hardcover: 856 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company; 5th edition (May 01, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0316323179
  • EAN: 9780316323178
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


Graham's Handbook of Illinois Evidence is the evidence handbook most cited by the Illinois bench and most relied upon by Illinois litigators, prosecutors, and criminal attorneys. With detailed discussion of hundreds of new and leading cases, this is your up-to-date, easy-to-use guide to judicial and statutory law in the field. You'll find in-depth analysis of how the Illinois courts treat such issues as
  • Subsequent remedial measures
  • Credibility of witnesses
  • Expert reconstruction testimony
  • Human factors engineering
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Hypnosis
  • Probability assessment
  • Rereading of testimony
  • Child sexual abuse

Cleary and Graham's Handbook of Illinois Evidence also includes detailed hypothetical examples clarifying the more challenging evidentiary concepts, such as the collateral-noncollateral distinction and the definition of hearsay.

This new Ninth Edition has been fully updated and expanded to include an examination of the confrontation clause as interpreted by Crawford/Davis, including three sections of historical overview, application and summary, and a section detailing the unique approach taken by the Illinois Supreme Court in People v. Stechley. There is also expanded discussion of the standard of review on appeal for preserved and non-preserved error, and forfeiture by wrongdoing.

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