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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Pauley, Andrea D.


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Course

CJ 313 The Law of Evidence

Semester

F1T 2007 DLC

Faculty

Pauley, Andrea D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Law Enforcement
M.S. Criminal Justice

Daytime Phone

912-655-8269

Other Phone

912-852-3443

E-Mail

Andrea.Pauley@park.edu

Semester Dates

8/20/07 - 10/14/07

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


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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

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.


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:

Discussions Weeks 1 -7
Week 1 Discussion is worth a total of 20 points
Weeks 2-7 Discussion is worth a total of 30 points each
These will be graded on the following criteria:

Grading Criteria

Exceeds expectation

Meets expectation

Does not meet expectation

No evidence

Quality: 50%

 

Weeks 1 -7 (15 points)

 

Your contributions to each Topic indicate your mastery of the materials assigned.

 

Your responses build on the ideas of another participant (or more) and dig deeper into assignment questions or issues.

 

You have meaningful interaction with other participants' postings.

 

You will receive little credit in the week's discussion by just showing up and making trivial comments, without adding any new thought to the discussion.

 

Your responses might integrate multiple views and/or show value as a seed for reflection for other participants' responses to the thread.

When you make intelligent posts during the week, including some good critique of the course material, then you have demonstrated you have an understanding of the material, are reading posts of your colleagues, and are contributing to the class.

Posts that state I agree or I disagree include an explanation of what is disagreed or agreed upon and why, or introduce an argument that adds to the discussion.

At the low end of the spectrum, no participation gets a "0."

You provide evidence that you are reading the assigned materials and other student postings and are responding accordingly, bringing out interesting interpretations.

Your posts demonstrate confidence with the materials, but may be just a bit off target in one area or another.

However, you may have rambling, lengthy posts that show no sign of having been re-read and refined before posting, and your writing suffers lack of clarity and comprehension.

If you are not in the discussion, you do not earn any points.

You know the facts and are able to analyze them and handle conceptual ideas.

 

 

 

Quantity:

50%

 

Weeks 1-7

(15 points)

You post on at least three different days in EACH thread topic

You post on at least two different days in EACH thread topic, or posted on three days in one topic.

You posted on at least one day in EACH thread topic, or posted on two days on one topic.

You posted less than one day in each topic

 
Two Examinations
Midterm is worth 200 points
Final is worth 300 points
 
Core Assessment is the Research Paper:
This paper will be worth a total of 300 points
It will be submitted in sections throughout the course with the final product being due at the end of Week 7.
The Rubrics at the bottom of the syllabus will be strictly adhered to in grading the final paper.
 
 

Grading:

Grading Criteria –Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned.  The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Mountain Time on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.

Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:

Week 1 Discussion 20 points  for 20 points total
Week 2-7 Discussion 30 points each week for 180 points total
Paper (submitted in segments) 

Topic - 25 pts

Bibliography - 50 pts
 
Rough Draft - 100 pts
 
Finished Paper - 125
for 300 points total
Mid-term exam 200 points
Final exam 300 points
TOTAL 1000 points

A =  90- 100% (900 points or higher)
B =  80-89% (800 to 899 points)
C =   70-79% (700 to 799 points)
D =  60-69% (600 to 699 points)
F =  < 60% (599 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work: Work submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight (MST) will not be accepted, unless I approve the late submission prior to the due date. There will be no exceptions to the requirement of getting prior approval to submit an assignment late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One ( August 20 - 26, 2007) Chapters 1 & 2
  • Introduction
  • The Court Process
Week Two ( August 27 - September 2, 2007) Chapter 3
  • Types of Evidence
  • Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
  • Paper Topic is due
Week Three ( September 3 - 9, 2007) Chapters 4 & 5
  • Witnesses
  • Crimes Scene Evidence, Experiments and Models
  • Reading List (Bibliography) for Paper is due
Week Four ( September 10 - 16, 2007) Chapters 6 & 7
  • Documentary Evidence
  • Hearsay and Its Exceptions
  • Mid-term Exam
Week Five ( September 17 - 23, 2007) Chapters 8 & 9
  • Priviledged Communications
  • Developing Law of Search and Seizure
  • Rough Draft for Paper is due
Week Six ( September 24 - 30, 2007) Chapter 10 & 11
  • Detention, Arrst and Jail Searches
  • Miscellaneous Searches
  • Self-incrimination
Week Seven ( October 1 -7, 2007) Chapters 12 & 13
  • Identification Procedures
  • Preparing the Case for Court
  • Paper is due
Week Eight ( October 8 - 14, 2007)
  • Prctored Final Exam

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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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