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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Long, William


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CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
William J. Long, Jr.

Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
Semester Summer2005
Faculty Bill Long
Title Adjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone 633-4713/ Cell 631-8666
E-Mail blong@laramiecounty.com

Semester Dates May 24-July 142005
Class Days --THUR--
Class Time 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Criminal Evidence
Hails, Judy 5th Edition
Thomson Wadsworth ISBN 0-495-00138-4
Additional Resources:
Black's Law Dictionary

Course Description:
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. Pre-requisite: CJ312. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness bases on lectures, discussion, videos, and research. The facilitator encourages each student to explore new ideas and issues in a learning friendly environment
Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of terminology and evidentiary procedure. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the complexities of why our legal system excludes evidence under existing law and US Constitution
Course Assessment:
Lectures supplemented with additional reading assignments, video presentations, class participation, mid-term and final examination, and a series of quizzes.
Grading:
mid term exam 35%
final exam 35%
quizzes 20%
attend & particp 10%

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
59-below F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted only in circumstances with prior approval has been given by instructor. Quizzes will not be made up if missed due to an unexcused absence. Extra credit work is permitted. Extra credit will be allowed for submitting a video tape containing 5 commercial free programs dealing with criminal investigation and evidence or a case review of a recent case on evidence from a Federal Circuit Court. The length of the paper is a minimum of 5-7 pages and a copy of the case must be attached.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty will not be negotiated. All policies pertaining to honesty, plagarism, and attendance are in accordance with established policies by Park University
Determination as to what is an excused or unexcused absence rests with the instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Intro & Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Week 2 Chapter 3 Quiz#1
Chapter 4

Week 3 Chapter 5 Quiz #2
Chapter 6

Week 4 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6
Chapter 7

Week 5 Chapter 8
Chapter 9

Week 6 Chapter 10 Quiz#3
Chapter 11

Week 7 Chapter 12
Chapter 14 Quiz #4

Week 8 Conclusion

Week 9 Final Term Exam Chapters 7-12&14


Schedule Subject to Change With Notice
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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</a> Page 101
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 "WH".
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.
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