Share
Explore BrainMass

Exculpatory Evidence

What is exculpatory evidence, and when do you use it or not?

Solution Preview

Exculpatory evidence is the evidence favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial, which clears or tends to clear the defendant of guilt. It is the opposite of inculpatory evidence, which tends to prove guilt.

The defense always wants to use exculpatory evidence because it can help show that the defendant ...

Solution Summary

Exculpatory evidence is the evidence favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial, which clears or tends to clear the defendant of guilt. It is the opposite of inculpatory evidence, which tends to prove guilt.

$2.19