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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Lamento, Charles V.


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Course

CJ 313 The Law of Evidence

Semester

U1J 2006 PV

Faculty

Lamento, Charles V.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

JD
BA Political Science

Office Location

308 W. Kansas, Suite 302  Independence, MO 64050

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

816-881-4508

E-Mail

Charles.Lamento@pirate.park.edu

trial_law@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

6/8 through 7/27

Class Days

Thursday Night

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Evidence 5th Edition,  Judy Hails  
ISBN  0495001384  PB Copperhouse

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Please purchase a Black's Law Pocket Dictionary


Course Description:
This intermediate course examines 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.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of practicality based on lectures,readings and dialogues.  The facilitator will engage the students thinking by utilizing the Socratic Method of teaching.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish what evidence is and how it affects the processing of a criminal case, the different types of evidence as introduced at trial, and the issues surrounding the use of witnesses as evidence in a criminal case.
  2. Critique hearsay evidence and privileged communications.
  3. Compare the types of searches utilized in the criminal justice system and the evidentiary issues that surround them, while understanding the process of preparing a case for trial.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students will be evaluated on their attendance, participation, quizzes, and final examination.

Grading:
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
June 8  Read Chapters 1-2

June 15 Read Chapters 3-4

June 22 Read Chapters 5-6

June 29 Read Chapters 7-8

July 6  Read Chapters 9, 10, and 11

July 13 Read Chapters 12-13

July 20 Read Chapters 14,15,and 16

July 27 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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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. 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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Last Updated:5/9/2006 4:42:33 PM