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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
DeAngelis, George A.


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CourseCJ 313 The Law of Evidence BL
SemesterS1B2006
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesJanuary 3-February 23,2006
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

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


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%
Quizzes                 20%
Attend. & Particip.     10%

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

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.

  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. 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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