2.3 the adversary system

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2.3 the adversary system

  1. 1. The Adversary System
  2. 2. Two opposing sides Each side introduces its own evidence and witnesses The judge or jury will not test the validity of the evidence One opposing side may test the opposition’s evidence through crossexamination and by introducing evidence
  3. 3.      Two opposing sides argue their case before a court, which is presided over by a neutral third party Each side can introduce evidence and call witnesses The opposing side then tests the evidence by asking questions of witnesses (crossexamining), and by introducing its own witnesses and evidence At the conclusion of the case, the presider (judge) or jury will decide which version of events they believe Neither the presider nor jury has any role in testing the evidence

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