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Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Louis-Georges Schwartz


This book examines the history of evidentiary film and video in United States Courts. Case-law and other documents trace the development of rules for the use and interpretation of moving images at trail. The book analyzes the differences between the use of film and video in court and their use in the cinema.

Keywords: motion pictures, evidence, law, film studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195315059
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis-Georges Schwartz, author
University of Iowa
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