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Course Description: A discussion of discovery, recognition, observation, identification, collection and comparison of physical evidence, including a review of various current techniques in the testing of physical evidence. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:Distinguish different types of evidence used in criminal prosecutions. Critique the admissibility of evidence. Recognize and develop evidence.
Course Assessment: The student will be expected to read all assignments prior to meeting with the instructor and be prepared to discuss what he has read. In addition, the student is responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence.
Grading: Students are required to meet the minimal standards set for a formal class of this standing: i.e., the minimal score of 70% on a 100-point scale. The following is a breakdown on grading procedures.
Section 1 Examination = 20% of final grade
Section 2 Examination = 20% of final grade
Section 3 Examination = 20% of final grade
Term Paper = 40% of final grade
90 - 100% = A, 80 - 89% = B, 70 - 79% = C, 60 - 69% = D, Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments must be submitted on time.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class and be on time. Student-instructor interaction is key in the process of learning.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: All class assignments for future class dates will be handed out at least one class night before they are due. Also, a research paper will be due on the last day of class. This paper will be a minimum of 10 pages, not including the cover, outline, introduction, figure page, exhibit page, surveys, interviews, or reference page. The paper will be done in the MLA format which will be explained by the instructor in detail.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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