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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Pauley, Andrea D.


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

S2T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Pauley, Andrea D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Criminal Justice
M. S. Criminal Justice

Daytime Phone

912-655-8269

E-Mail

andrea.pauley@park.edu

Semester Dates

3/13/06 - 5/7/06

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

CJ312

Credit Hours

3


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

  1. Distinguish what evidence is and how it affects the processing of a criminal case, the different types of evidence as introduced at trial, and the issues surrounding the use of witnesses as evidence in a criminal case.
  2. Critique hearsay evidence and privileged communications.
  3. Compare the types of searches utilized in the criminal justice system and the evidentiary issues that surround them, while understanding the process of preparing a case for trial.


Class Assessment:
Grading Criteria– Grading is based upon a proctored final exam, weekly written assignments and participation.  A good start in this class is active participation in the discussion topics because this is the primary area where that grade will be taken.  The proctored final exam is to be completed during week eight.  I will be glad to give any infomation to students if you want to email me. I will base the participation on the number of posts, four (4) minimum a week to qualify for an A. The assignments are graded on the quality of your work.  I have been at this long enough to know when a student has put in quality effort. Have you explained your response with examples or quotes from reliable sources. Work must contain appropriate formatting, grammar, and spelling.  It is best to submit all assignments in RTF (rich text format).  Most word processing software has this capability.

Extra credit - No extra credit is available in this course.

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.


A =
 90- 100 (or 810 to 900 points)

B =
 80-89% (or 720 to 809 points)

C =  
 70-79% (or 630 to 719 points)

D =
 60-69% (or 540 to 629 points)

F =
 < 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.

  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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 .



Rubric

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Exceeds Expectation (3)

Meets Expectation (2)

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)

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