2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

CRJ 433 Evidence Law

Analyzes the law and public policies which guide the introduction of evidence in court. Primary emphasis on Federal Rules of Evidence and the manner of collecting and presenting evidence consistent with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Students demonstrate evidentiary foundations through in-class practicum exercises and learn to introduce, by way of witness testimony, documents, scientific and real evidence, opinion and expert testimony resulting in a thorough understanding of the evidentiary concepts of burden of proof, probative value, competency, relevancy, materiality, the hearsay rule and its exclusions, and privileges. Prerequisite: Upper division status.