silent witness theory


silent witness the·​o·​ry
: a theory or rule in the law of evidence: photographic evidence (as photographs or videotapes) produced by a process whose reliability is established may be admitted as substantive evidence of what it depicts without the need for an eyewitness to verify the accuracy of its depiction

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“Silent witness theory.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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