Susan Bandes, Centennial Distinguished Professor, DePaul University College of Law, presents "Victim Impact Evidence, Gruesome Photos, and Evidentiary Discourse: Reconsidering the Probative, the Prejudicial, and the Emotional"
The term "emotion" crops up frequently in the law of evidence, and it nearly always precedes a judgment that the contested evidence is irrelevant or unduly prejudicial. Prof. Bandes explores that question: the admissibility of gruesome crime scene photos, and the admissibility of verbal victim impact statements and video victim impact statements at capital sentencing hearings.
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Sponsored by UCI’s Center in Law, Society and Culture, Department of Criminology, Law & Society and School of Law.
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Light lunch provided. MCLE credit offered.