Real Evidence in Law: Definition & Types


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Which of the following pieces of evidence is an example of real evidence?

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1. Blood, hair, or DNA samples are considered to be what kind of evidence?

2. Documentary evidence is presented for what purpose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet fusion will help you access what you do and don't know about examples of real evidence, the authentication of real evidence, and other evidence groupings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To say it plainly, know that you're going to be examined on:

  • Examples of real evidence
  • The classification of evidence that blood, hair, and DNA fall under
  • The reasoning behind documentary evidence
  • Examples of demonstrative evidence
  • The basis of real evidence's authentication

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of evidence
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about courtroom proceedings in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding categories of evidence and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more of real evidence with our affiliated lesson, Real Evidence in Law: Definition & Lesson. This lesson will focus on topics such as:

  • Documentary evidence
  • Physical evidence
  • Biological evidence
  • Authentication
  • Expert witnesses