1 Circumstantial evidence is a form of indirect evidence. Contrary to direct evidence (Documentary Evidence and testimony) circumstantial evidence, like other kinds of indirect evidence, is deemed not to provide direct knowledge of a fact. To illustrate this, Richard Mosk uses a refreshing example: [t]hus if one says he sees a child in the pool, that is direct evidence of the fact the child was in the pool. If one says he saw the child outside the pool, but wet and a puddle nearby, that is circumstantial evidence that the child was in the pool (2003, at 107)....
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