The Use of Videotape Evidence in Civil Cases
AbstractThe author discusses the role of videotape evidence as testimonial proof and as demonstrative evidence. He surveys the leading cases in the area as well as relevant statutory provisions. The potential hazards associated with the use of videotape evidence are followed by recommended measures to ensure accuracy and objectivity. The author suggests that where these safeguards are taken, a "first-hand" view of the evidence used to prove a civil case may aid the court in reaching a sound decision.
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