CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
S2N 2006 SM
DeAngelis, George A.
2 March-18 April 2006
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Textbook: Criminal Evidence, 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
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Mid-Term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
4 Quizzes 20%
Attend & Particip 10%
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 02 Intro & Chapter 1
March 07 Chapter 2
March 09 Chapter 3 Quiz #1
March 14 Chapter 4
March 16 Chapter 5 Quiz #2
March 21 Chapter 6 Review M.T. Exam
March 23 M.T. Exam Chapters 1-6
March 28 Chapter 7
March 30 Chapter 8
April 04 Chapter 9
April 06 Chapter 10&11 Quiz #3
April 11 Chapter 12&13
April 13 Chapter 14 Quiz #4 Review Final Exam
April 18 Final Exam Chapters 7-14
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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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