Physical Evidence: Definition, Types & Law


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What is another name for physical evidence?

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1. What is physical evidence?

2. If a knife found at a crime scene is picked up with bare hands, why would the court deny this evidence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you understand about physical evidence in law with this worksheet/quiz. Topics on the interactive quiz include another word for physical evidence and what physical evidence is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • A denial of evidence that was touched previously with bare hands
  • Authentication that requires evidence
  • Whether or not a cigarette butt could be used as evidence at a crime scene
  • Define physical evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on kinds of physical evidence in law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how physical evidence is used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what might make for a denial of physical evidence

Additional Learning

Learn more about how evidence is used with the lesson named Physical Evidence: Definition, Types & Law. The following topics will be covered:

  • The types of evidence in a court of law
  • Evidence tampering and what it means
  • How evidence is applied in a court case