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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Herbeck, Dennis


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Course

CJ 313 The Law of Evidence

Semester

U1T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Herbeck, Dennis

Title

Adjunct Faculty/ Academic Director

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree Admin.
B.A.

Office Location

Grand Forks

Office Hours

anytime

Daytime Phone

701 775 9681

Other Phone

701 787 2772

E-Mail

dennis.herbeck@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Evidence 5th Edition

Author: Judy Hails Kaci

ISBN:  0495001384

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
This intermediate course examines 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.   3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
It is critical to learning that we share views with faculty and other students. I require interaction on topics we cover. The readings are the obligation of the student. To understand and discuss our readings and supplemental information avialable  is the objective of the course.  With this emphasis in mind we learn Laws of Evidence

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand Circumstantial Evidence and Direct Evidence
  2. Understand the balance of due process and evidentiary rulings.
  3. Through case studies examine and identify evidence related material
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Exams, projects and discussion.

Grading:
Final proctored exam 100 points
Midterm exam 100 points
Special Project 100 points
Weekly discussion 100 points.
Total of 400 points can be earned for the course.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
-2 points per day work is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
To respect the rules of online and everyday etiqueete.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Discussion due weekly
Midterm is due at the end of week four.
Project is due at the end of week five.
Final proctored exam is due in week eight.

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

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. 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:5/2/2006 7:48:54 AM