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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 2007 DLA

Faculty

Herbeck, Dennis

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree Administration
Bachelors Degree Social Work

Office Location

Grand Forks, North Dakota Online

Office Hours

Anytime, Online

Daytime Phone

701 7759681

E-Mail

dennis.herbeck@park.edu

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:

    Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition., by Judy Hails; Thomson Wadsworth;
    ISBN: 0-495-001384     (2005) 

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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:

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

  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. Distinguish between Circumstantial and Direct Evidence
  2. Explain the evidentiary procedures at trial.
Core Assessment:


·        Class participation, short answer-essay exams


·        Essay exams


·        Research paper(s) &/or project(s), presentation on paper &/or project

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The following are the course requirements for Summer, 2007.

Discussion:  Must post four times in order to qualify for maximum credit. The posts must includereferences, cases or examples.  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, three, five and seven. 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)

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. Contact the instructor if you will be late on assignments.

Grading:

Grading:

Eight discussion grades = 8 x 12.50 = 100 Points  25%

Four Written Activity assignments = 4 x 25 = 100 points  25%

One special project (week five) = 1 x 100 = 100 points  25%

One final proctored exam (week eight) 1 x 100 = 100 points 25%  (Core Assessment)

Total course points = 400 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Student late work is subject to reduction in points. If it is one week late it will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made. Any late work is subject to reduction in points.  If a student contacts the instructor in advance and a plan is brought forward, the instructor may forgive late points. Communication with the instructor is critical in this process.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Discussion = Discussion Week Two Due by June 17, 2007
Discussion Week Four Due by July 1, 2007
Discussion Week Six Due July 15, 2007
Discussion Week Eight Due July 29th
Activities = Submitted by the end of week one, three, five and seven.
Activities due: Week One June 10, 2007
Week Three, June 24
Week Five, July 8
Week Seven July 22
Project is due at the end of week five. Due Date: July 8, 2007
Proctored Final exam Due by July 29th, 2007

Final Exam is to be taken during week eight of the course. It is a proctored exam and covers the entire course. It is required that all students take the final exam. Failure to do so is an F grade for the course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact assembles at least 8

Sources from class readings, observations, and other resources

 
The artifact assembles  at least 6-8 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles 5 or fewer sources from only one resource The artifact does not utilize proper resources 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact will display the use of at least 8 outside sources and the ability to draw a well supported conclusion about the case chosen The artifact will display the use of at least 6-8 sources and an adequate conclusion about the case chosen The artifact will display the use of 5 or fewer outside resources and show little ability to draw a conclusion about the case chosen The artifact does not display a proper conclusion about the case chosen 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 3 or more evaluation perspectives in examining the facts contained in the case chosen. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 2 evaluation perspectives in examining the facts contained in the case chosen The artifact contains 1 evaluation perspective  in examining the facts contained in the case chosen Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact contains no errors in terminology The artifact contains 1-2 errors in terminology The artifact contains 3-4 mistakes in terminology The artifact contains 5 or more errors in terminology 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact discusses more than 5 key elements and displays an exceptional understanding of the elements The artifact discusses 5 key elements and displays an understanding of the elements The artifact discusses fewer than five key elements and displays little understanding of the elements The artifact does not discuss key elements 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts through out the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact is in APA or MLA format, is at least 6 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA or MLA format, is 4-6 pages in length, displays proper grammar, and no more than 2 spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and more than 2 spelling errors The artifact is not in proper format, contains multiple grammar errors , and multiple spelling errors 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact contains the following:

-Title page

-Body

-Bibliography with at least 8 sources

-outline

 
The artifact contains the following:

-Title page

-Body

-Bibliography of at least 6-8 sources



 
The artifact does not contain one or more of the following:

-title page

-body,

-bibliography of at least 5 sources

 
The artifact is missing most of the required elements 

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