Written in a clear, lively, and personal style, this practical text for students in career-oriented law enforcement programs presents the basic concepts of criminal evidence applied in the criminal justice environment. Practical pointers, relevant court decisions and a wealth of examples in the text help students understand the legal aspects of the principles relating to the admissibility of evidence at a criminal court hearing or trial. "On the Job" features present notes from the field assisting students when they join the law enforcement team. "FYI" provides interesting information about a variety of topics related to criminal evidence and law enforcement. "Myth/Fact" boxes address common misconceptions about the rules of evidence. "Critical Thinking Exercises" require students to analyze a situation and make a choice, develop a hypothesis, reach a conclusion, or propose a solution. "Workplace Application Exercises" feature scenarios that help students evaluate evidence, and "Ethics Exercises" present workplace-related ethical dilemmas for students to solve. Together, these features fit into an integrated learning system that helps students learn and apply important course concepts.