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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Campbell, Thomasine


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Course

CJ 313 The Law of Evidence

Semester

U1H 2006 BU

Faculty

Campbell, Thomasine

Title

Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

Meredith College  Bachelor of Arts
Campbell University School of Law  Juris Doctor

Daytime Phone

843-812-6025

Other Phone

843-470-4528

E-Mail

thomasine.campbell@park.edu

trasic@bcgov.net

Semester Dates

5 Jun--30 Jul '06

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition
Judy Hails


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

  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.


Core Assessment:

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
             Circumstantial Evidence
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
             Interviews, etc."
Mon. July 10--Class lecture on Chapter 12 "Warrants"
Wed. July 12--Quiz on Chapters 11 and 12
             Class lecture on Chapter 13 "Electronic
             Surveillance, etc."
Mon. July 17--Class lecture on Chapter 14 "Self
             Incrimination"
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




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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Last Updated:4/18/2006 8:18:20 AM