CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
U1H 2006 BU
Professor of Criminal Justice
Meredith College Bachelor of ArtsCampbell University School of Law Juris Doctor
5 Jun--30 Jul '06
7:35 - 10:05 PM
Textbook: Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition
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 based on lectures, readings, quizzes, class discussions, and examinations. Each learner is expected to fully participate in the class preparations, class discussions, and testing.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Weekly quizzes and a final examination serve as the course assessment.
Grading: Six weekly quizzes--60% of final grade
Class particiation--10% of final grade
Final Exam--30% of final grade
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D Below 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of materials will result in a reduction of the grade by 10 points per class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are required to participate in class discussions in an orderly and respectful manner. Students are not to disrupt the class under any circumstances. Any problems or concerns should be addressed individually to the professor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Mon. June 5--Chapters 1 "Introduction" and 2 "Court Process
Wed. June 7--Quiz on Chapter 1 and 2
Class lecture on Chapter 3 "Types of Evidence"
Mon. June 12--Class lecture on Chapter 4 "Direct and
Wed. June 14--Quiz on Chapter 3 and 4
Class lecture on Chapter 5 "Witnesses"
Mon. June 22--Class lecture on Chapter 6 " Crime Scene"
Wed. June 24--Quiz on Chapter 5 and 6
Class lecture on Chapter 7 "Doc. Evid."
Mon. June 26--Class lecture on Chapter 8 "Hearsay"
Wed. June 28--Quiz on Chapters 7 and 8
Class lecture on Chapter 9 "Priv. Comm."
Mon. July 3--Class lecture on Chapter 10 " Search/Seizure"
Wed. July 5--Quiz on Chapter 9 and 10
Class lecture on Chapter 11 "Field
Mon. July 10--Class lecture on Chapter 12 "Warrants"
Wed. July 12--Quiz on Chapters 11 and 12
Class lecture on Chapter 13 "Electronic
Mon. July 17--Class lecture on Chapter 14 "Self
Wed. July 19--Class lecture on Chapter 15 "ID Procedure"
Begin Review for final exam
Mon. July 24--Final Exam Review Concluded
Wed. July 26--FINAL EXAM
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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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Last Updated:4/18/2006 8:18:20 AM