Hearsay Rule Essay

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Co-conspirator rule and Hearsay exception Sherry Hobby Everest University CJL 2130-9 [ August 22, 2012 ] Instructor Massimino Abstract Co-conspirator is two or more people that conspirer to commit harmful or illegal activities. Hearsay is an out- of-court (oral, written, or an action) that is assertive and offered into evidence to prove the truth of the subject matter of the statement (Gardner, Anderson 2010). Statements made by a co-conspirator made during the course of the conspiracy and in furtherance of the conspiracy are not hearsay. In child sexual cases, there is a hearsay exception rule, to permit parents, friends and doctors to state what the child has told them concerning the sex abuse. Co-Conspirator Rule and Hearsay Rule There are rules in every court, the co-conspirator rule allows the act or statements of a conspirator, as long as it was done, or said during or after the crime. This can be used as evidence in the court of law, even if the defendant is not present. The hearsay rule is another rule in court, which allows parents, friends, and doctors to be able to testify what a child told them about any sexual abuse that happened to them. Co-Conspirator Rule A co-conspirator is someone that commits a crime with a partner, and the rule is that statements and acts can be used by one of the partners; when the statement or act was committed either during or after the crime was committed. Some courts consider statements by co-conspirators not testimonial, so this does not fall under the confrontation clause, which does not give the defendant the right to cross examine the witness. Hearsay exceptions in child abuse cases. Hearsay means an out-of-court statement such as written or oral, that is assertive and offered into evidence to prove the truth of the subject matter of the statement (Gardner & Anderson 2010). The rule is in

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