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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
DeAngelis, George A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 313 The Law of Evidence

Semester

S2N 2006 SM

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

240-7694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

2 March-18 April 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition
Hails, Judy
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, research, and class discussion. The facilitator encourages the exploration of new ideas and issues in a comfortable learning environment that is supportive and relaxed.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate knowledge of terminology and evidentiary procedure
  2. appreciate the complexities of why the American legal system excludes evidence under existing law and Constitution
  3. Define common errors not to make when presenting evidence and testifying in court
Class Assessment:
Lectures supplemented with additional readings, video presentations, class discussions and additional class work as deemed neccessary by the facilitator in order to evaluate student knowledge of course material. In addition, there will be quizzes, a mid-term examination and a final examination.

Grading:
Mid-Term Exam           35%
Final Exam              35%
4 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 a quiz due to an unexcused absence will not be allowed to makeup. Only students who have made prior arrangements and or with excused absenced will be permitted to take a quiz or an exam on a different date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should make every effort to attend class and remain for the entire class period. Attendance is part of the final course grade. Determination as to what is excused or unexcused absence rests with the facilitator as per Park University policy. Students who do not recieve permission to leave class early from Facilitator will not recieve proper attendance credit. Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the policies of Park University regarding attendance, plagarism, honesty, and personal conduct. Disruptive conduct towards any student or faculty member will not be permitted and is cause for removal from class.

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

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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