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 interactiveness based on lectures, videos, and research. The facilitator encourages the exploration of new ideas and issues in a comfortable learning friendly environment.
Learning Outcomes:Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of terminology and evidentiary procedure. Additionally, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the complexities of why the American legal system excludes evidence under existing law and Constitution.
Course Assessment: Lectures supplemented with additional reading assignments, video presentations, class discussions,along with mid-term and final examinations. There will also be a series of quizzes.
Grading: Mid-Term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
Attend. & Particip. 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students who miss an exam or quizz due to an unexcused absence will not be allowed to make up or take the exam. Students who have made prior arrangements or excused, legitimate excuses will be permited to take a quiz or an exam early or late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the policies of Park University pertaining to honesty, plagarism, attendance, and personal conduct. Final determination as to what is an excused or unexcused absence rests with the facilitator. Failure to attend class is cause for a failing grade in accordance with policy. Disruptive conduct towards anyone will not be tolerated, and is cause for immediate removal from class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Jan. 03 Intro & Chapter 1
Jan. 05 Chapter 2
Jan. 10 Chapter 3 Quiz #1
Jan. 12 Chapter 4
Jan. 17 Chapter 5 Quiz #2
Jan. 19 Chapter 6 Review Mid-Term
Jan. 24 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6
Jan. 26 Chapter 7
Jan. 31 Chapter 8
Feb. 02 Chapter 9
Feb. 07 Chapter 10 Quiz #3
Feb. 09 Chapter 11
Feb. 14 Chapter 12
Feb. 16 Chapter 13 Quiz#4
Feb. 21 Chapter 14 Review Final Exam
Feb. 23 Final Exam Chapters 7-14
Subject to Change with notification
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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