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dc.contributor.authorScott, Kim Allen
dc.identifier.citationScott, Kim Allen. "Witness for the Prosecution: The Civil War Letter of Lieutenant George Taylor." Arkansas Historical Quarterly 48, no. 3 (1989): 260-271.en_US
dc.description.abstract/X prosecutor must present the jury with evidence against the defendant which is believable beyond a reasonable doubt. Testimony based on hearsay or the recollections of a witness several years after the crime are always subject to damaging critique by the defense. To bolster a case based on a stale reminiscence, the prosecution may use corroborating evidence: the same story told by two different parties. However, if a sharp defense attorney can show that both sources are of equal antiquity, the corroboration strategy can still be easily defused. The best testimony for substantiating old stories is a witness deposition taken immediately after the crime was committed. The introduction of such evidence can confirm the truth of the dated accounts and win the case for the prosecution.en_US
dc.subjectAmerican historyen_US
dc.subjectMilitary historyen_US
dc.titleWitness for the Prosecution: The Civil War Letter of Lieutenant George Tayloren_US
mus.citation.journaltitleArkansas Historical Quarterlyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHumanities, Literature & Artsen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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