CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
S2T 2006 DLB
Pauley, Andrea D.
B.S. Criminal JusticeM. S. Criminal Justice
3/13/06 - 5/7/06
Textbook: Criminal Evidence, 5th ed., by Judy Hails (Thomas Wadsworth), ISBN 0-495-00138-4- required
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grading: Points will be assigned as follows:
Discussion topics are worth a total of 50 points each week or 400 points for the term (that's roughly 45% of your final grade).
Written Assignments are worth 25 points each or 200 points for the term (approximately 20% of your final grade).
Proctored final is worth 300 points.
90- 100 (or 810 to 900 points)
80-89% (or 720 to 809 points)
70-79% (or 630 to 719 points)
60-69% (or 540 to 629 points)
< 60% (or 539 or fewer points)
Proctored final examination - A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Some Graduate Online courses may not require a proctored Final Examination.
You will also see a Quiz added to three of the weeks. The Quiz should be used by you to make sure that you are on the right track. It can be entered more than once and is to help you prepare yourself for what you should be learning. The Quiz is not graded.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. If you are late with work and did not get approval to be late, you will receive a zero for that work.
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
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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