Types of Evidence
Discussion: In this lesson, we have looked at the following types of evidence: direct, circumstantial, inculpatory, exculpatory, corroborative, witness, and hearsay evidence. Pick one (1) type of evidence for your discussion post. Define that type of evidence (including a citation) and then discuss what you believe is a challenging aspect of that type of evidence for the investigator. For example, direct evidence often includes witness testimony. What kinds of issues do you think can arise with witness testimony? Or, can exculpatory evidence can change the direction of an investigation and what impact does this have on the case and the investigator’s theory of the case?
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- Your initial post should be a minimum of 300 words.
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