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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
DeAngelis, George A.


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CourseCJ 313 The Law of Evidence
SemesterSpring 1-2005
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesJan.03-Feb.23,2005
Class DaysMon/Wed-
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

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

Additional Resources:
Black's Law Dictionary

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 philosophy is one of interactivness based on lectures, discussion, videos, and research. The faciliator will encourage each student to explore new ideas and issues in a learning environment.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate adequate knowledge of terminology and evidentiary procedure. In addition, students will be able to understand the complexities of why our legal system excludes evidence under existing law and our Constitution.

Course Assessment:
Lectures supplemented with additional reading assignments, video presentations, research project class participation, mid-term and final examinations. Quizzes are opitional at the discretion of facilitator attendance and participation will factor in final grade

Grading:
Mid Term Exam 35%              90-100         A
Final Exam    35%              80-89          B  
Research Proj 20%              70-79          C
Attend&Particp 10%             60-69          D
                              below 59       F  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted only in circumstances with prior approval has been given with by 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 required as per Park University Policy
Attendance is in accordance with Park University Policy
Determination of what is an excused absence is made by facilitator.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Schedule subject to Change. Students will be notified in advance  Jan. 03  Intro & Course Onjectives     Chapter1
Jan. 05  Court Process                 Chapter 2

Jan. 10  Types of Evidence             Chapter 3
Jan. 12  Dir/Circumstantial Evidence   Chapter 4

Jan. 17  Witnesses                     Chapter5
         Review Mid Term Exam
Jan  19  Mid-Term Exam    Chapters 1-5

Jan.24   Crime Scene Evidence          Chapter 6
Jan.26   Documentary Evid              Chapter 7

Jan.31   Hearsay                       Chapter 8
Feb.02   Privileged Comm.              Chapter 9

Feb.07   Search & Seizure              Chapter 10
         Plain View                    Chapter 12
Feb.09   Arrest                        Chapter 11

Feb.14   Self Incrimination            Chapter 14
Feb.16   Identification                Chapter 15
         RESEARCH DUE
         Review Final Exam  Chapters   6-12,14-15

Feb.19   FINAL EXAM
Feb.23   FINAL FEEDBACK       REQUIRED ATTENDANCE

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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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