Course Description: The rules of evidence as they relate to the prosecution and defense of criminal cases: general provisions, judicial notice, presumptions, relevancy, privileges, witnesses, hearsay, expert testimony, authentication, and identification. Pre-requisite: CJ312. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosopy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, discussion, videos, and independent research. The facilitator encourages rach student to explore new ideas and concepts in a learning friendly environment.
Learning Outcomes:Students will be able to demonstrate adequate knowldege of terminology and evidentiary procedure. In addition, students will have a comprehension of the complexities of why our legal system excludes evidence under existing law and the US Constitution.
Course Assessment: Lectures supplemented with additional reading assignments, video presentations, research assignment, mid-term and final examinations. Quizzes at discretion of the facilitator. Attendance and participation will factor in determination of final grade
Grading: Mid-Term Exam 35%
Fina Exam 35%
Research Assignment 20%
Attend & Particp 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted ONLY IN CIRCUMSTANCES WITH PRIOR APPROVAL has been given by the facilitator. In all other circumstances, projects submitted after deadline will be lowered one letter grade. Extra credit work is not permitted
Classroom Rules of Conduct: ACADEMIC HONESTY is NON_NEGOTIABLE
See existing Park University Policies
Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence will be made by the facilitator
Attendance rules are in accordance with Park Policies
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 01 Course Intro & Chapter 1
March 03 Chapter 2
March 08 Chapter 3
March 10 Chapter 4
March 15 Chapter 5
March 17 Chapter 6 Mid Term Exam Review
March 22 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6
March 24 Chapter 7
March 29 Chapter 8
March 31 Chapter 9
April 05 Chapters 10 & 12
April 07 Chapters 11 & 12 Research Due
April 12 Chapters 14 & 16
Final Exam Review Chapters 6-12,14&16
April 14 Final Exam
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101includes the copying, passing, and usage of your notes (work-product)to another during "open notes" exams. During such exams, each student must have prepared their notes.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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