CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
F2T 2006 DLA
Senior Adjunct Faculty
MA AdministrationBA Social Work
Grand Forks, North Dakota
701 787 2772
October 23 to December 17, 2006
Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition., by Judy Hails; Thomson Wadsworth; ISBN: 0-495-00138-4 (2005)
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor prefers a course with diologue and discussion of interpretation. Although Laws of Evidence, which appear to be pretty straightforward, does have a place for discussion, interpretation, disagreements and shared understandings. This course will be taught with an eye to reviewing case law and the application of examples or case studies which allow us to better understand the principles we are studying. Hopefully through mass media we will have ample subjects and cases to include. The intent is to aquaint students who are interested in the Criminal Justice profession to have a sense of evidentiary issues.
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:
The following are the course requirements for Fall Two, 2006.
Discussion: Weekly, must post four times in order to qualify for maximum credit. Students should answer the questions submitted, respond to other students, or add items to the discussion which are relevant to the weeks topics. Higher scores are given to those who add references, have given examples or compared or contrasted topics in the week. Discussion is 1/4 of your grade.
There are Four written assignments. They are in week One, Two, Four and Six. They are worth 25 points each and make up 1/4 of your grade. These assignments are to be placed in the drop box by Sunday of the week required.
Week Five Project: In week five I have four elements to write on. The student is to select two of the four, write on the subjects as outlined and submit them to the drop box. This constitutes 1/4 of your grade.
Final proctored exam in week eight. This is a comprehensive exam. Proctor forms need to be filled out and submitted. The earlier you submit the forms the better. You cannot pass the course without taking the proctored final exam. (Park Policy)
Eight weekly discussion grades = 8 x 40 = 320 Points
Four Written Activity assignments = 4 x 70 = 280 points
One special project (week five) + 1 x 100 = 100 points
One final proctored exam (week eight) 1 x 100 = 100 points
Total course points = 800 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Unless the student has made arrangements with the instructor in advance late submissions of course work will cause reduction in points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to follow rules of online etiquette. Discussion is encouraged just be mindful that you are not there to show mitigating body language so be sure your responses show courtesy and are respectful of others.
Discussion = submitted weekly
Activities = By OCtober 29th week one, November 5th week two, week four Nov. 19th and Week six
and December 3rd for week six.
Project in Week Five due date November 26
Final Exam week of December 10 thru 17, 2006
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