CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
F2E 2006 PE
Khatibloo, Mohamad A.
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Criminal Justice
Bachelor's Degree in Legal StudiesMaster's Degree in Criminal JusticePhD in Criminal Justice Mngmt (1/2007)
Fall 2006 - October 23 - December 12, 2006
4:45 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Hails Criminal Evidence, 5th edition, Wadsworth, 2005. ISBN 0495001384
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Class participation, short answer-essay exams
· Essay exams
· Research paper(s) &/or project(s), presentation on paper &/or project
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Grades will be based on attendance, participation, exams and term end paper.
Midterm: 30 percent
Final: 30 percent Mock Trial: 30 percent Class Participation: 10 percent 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 course material will result in a reduction of grade by 10 points per class period.
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. Student are to attaend every class session and participate accordingly.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Tues. Oct 24 Chapters 1-3 Introduction/Court Process/Types of Evidence Tues. Oct. 31 Chapters 4-5 Direct/Circumstantial Evidence/Witnesses Tues. Nov. 7 Chapters 6-7 Crime Scene/Documentary Evidence and Exam One Tues. Nov. 14 Chapters 8-9 Hearsay/Priveledged Communications and Mock Trial PreparationTues. Nov. 21 Chpaters 10 and 11, Field Interviews / Arrest Tues. Nov. 28 Chapter 12, 13, 14 Plain view / Electronic Surveillance and Self Incrimination Tues. Dec. 5 Chpater 15 and 16 Identifocation Procedures and Preparing for CourtTues. Dec. 12 Final Exam and paper due
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Please note: Class will meet every Tuesday from 4:45 - 10:00 PM. Please bring your text and be prepared to discuss the assigned work.
For the first class session, students to have read chapters 1 and 2 in the text.
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