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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
DeAngelis, George A.


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CourseCJ 313 The Law of Evidence SM
SemesterS2N2005
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesMarch 1-April, 14,2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time2:00 - 5:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminal Evidence, Hails, Judy
5th Edition Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN 0-495-00138-4   paper text edition


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%

90-100                 A
80-89                  B
70-79                  C
60-69                  D
59-below               F

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 101
includes 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.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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