Most people have a good idea of what constitutes direct evidence, such as eyewitness testimony of a crime, but they have more difficulty understanding circumstantial evidence, which requires proving a disputed fact indirectly. It is important for the legal practitioner to be able to distinguish between the two types of evidence.
Please respond to all of the following prompts in the class discussion section of your online course:
- What type of evidence would you prefer to have when proving a case, direct or circumstantial?
- Explain your answer.