CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
S2N 2008 SM
DeAngelis, George A.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
4 March-April 17, 2008
2:00 - 5:00 PM
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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:
There will be a Mid-term and final Examination, each valued at 25% of your total grade. In addition, there will be 4 quizzes worth five points each for a total value of 20% of the final grade. Each student will also be required to complete a case review worth 20 %. This is also the core assessment for this course. Attendance and participation will comprise 10%.
The grading scale is as follows: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.
The mid-term exam will count 25% of your total grade. The final exam will count 25% of your total grade, and the course project (core assessment) will count 20%. The quizzes will collectively count 20% and the attendance and participation will count 10%.
Each student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments
Completing course project (core assessment)
Completing 4 quizzes
Completing a proctored mid-term and final examination
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be penalized 5 points ( lowered one letter grade for each class session it is late)
Quizzes missed due to absence will not be made up regardless of excuse
Examination missed as a result of excused absence can be rescheduled within one week after the regularly scheduled exam date
Examination missed as a result of unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F"
There will be no examination retakes
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Jan. 08 Course Orientation & Chapter 1 Federal Rules of Evidence
Jan. 10 Chapter 2 The Court Process Assign Brandon Moon Case Study
March 04 Chapter 3 Types of Evidence Brandon Moon Case Study Question Due
March 06 Chapter 4 Direct & Circumstantial Evidence
March 11 Chapter 5 Witnesses Quiz #1 Chapters 1-4
March 13 Chapter 6 Crime Scene Evidence Review for MT Exam
March 18 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6
March 20 Presentation & Discussion: Real Justice
March 25 Chapter 7 Documentary Evidence
March 27 Chapter 8 Hearsay & Its Exceptions
April 01 Chapter 9 Privilege Communication Quiz #2 Chapters 7-8
April 03 Chapter 10 Search & Seizure
April 08 Chapter 11 Detention, Arrest, & Jail Search Quiz #3 Chapters 9-10 PROJECT
April 10 Chapter 12 Plainview & Consent
April 15 Chapter 14 Self Incrimination Quiz #4 Chapters 11-12 Review for Final Exam
April 17 Final Exam Chapters 7-12 & 14
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