silent witness theory

noun
silent witness the·​o·​ry

Legal Definition of silent witness theory

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/silent%20witness%20theory. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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