Identify and describe 8–10 different types of specific demonstrative evidence.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 900–1,200 words:
    • Identify and describe 8–10 different types of specific demonstrative evidence.
    • What can demonstrative evidence be used to show? Explain.
    • Define authentication (Rule 901, Federal Rules of Evidence).
    • What types of evidence must be authenticated? Explain why.
    • How is authentication related to relevance? Explain.
    • Thoroughly explain the process of authenticating both real evidence and demonstrative evidence.
      • How are the processes similar? How are they different? Explain.
    • Specifically, how can the following be authenticated? Explain in detail:
      • Pictorial evidence (photographs, X-rays, videos, and automatic devices)
      • Computer printouts
      • Maps, models, diagrams, charts, and summaries
    • What are the different stages in the evidence chain of custody?
      • Why is the chain of custody so important to successful prosecutions? Explain in detail.
  • Use at least 3 scholarly resources to fully support your responses.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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