admissible evidence

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admissible evidence

n. evidence which the trial judge finds is useful in helping the trier of fact (a jury if there is a jury, otherwise the judge), and which cannot be objected to on the basis that it is irrelevant, immaterial, or violates the rules against hearsay and other objections. Sometimes the evidence which a person tries to introduce has little relevant value (usually called probative value) in determining some fact, or prejudice from the jury's shock at gory details may outweigh that probative value. In criminal cases the courts tend to be more restrictive on letting the jury hear such details for fear they will result in "undue prejudice." Thus, the jury may only hear a sanitized version of the facts in prosecutions involving violence. (See: evidence)

admissible evidence

noun acceptable evidence, creditable evidence, legal evidence, permissible evidence
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The provincial government had in the past attempted to provide in the Qanoon-i-Shahadat the admissibility of scientific evidence, mainly DNA reports, as the sole evidence for convictions in criminal cases because they are irrefutable.
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497, 512; John William Strong, Questions Affecting the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence, 1970 U.
1993) ("Today we abandon the Frye test as a predicate for the admissibility of scientific evidence by way of expert opinion testimony, relying instead on our Rules of Evidence.
g]eneral acceptance' is not a necessary precondition to the admissibility of scientific evidence under the Federal Rules of Evidence, but the Rules of Evidence-especially Rule 702-do assign to the trial judge the task of ensuring that an expert's testimony both rests on a reliable foundation and is relevant to the task at hand.
28) However, the standards for admissibility of scientific evidence and expert testimony changed considerably over time.
Chadd in 1782, which concerned responsibility for the silting of an English harbor, to the 1922 murder trial of James Alphonso Frye, which gave rise to the rule governing the admissibility of scientific evidence that still prevails in American jurisprudence.
the United States Supreme Court augmented Frye's general acceptance requirement with a more nuanced test for the admissibility of scientific evidence.
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