CRJ 207 - Criminal Evidence
A study of rules of evidence in criminal matters. Particular emphasis is placed on rules of evidence in the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments of the Bill of Rights which safeguard such fundamental individual liberties as personal security, protection from self-incrimination, and right to counsel, with emphasis on New York law. Three class hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the purpose of continuously updating knowledge of the rules of evidence.
2. Discuss the methods of continuously updating knowledge of the rules of evidence.
3. Outline chain of custody from discovery at crime scene to admission of evidence at court.
4. Explain the rules of evidence to include privileged communications, exclusionary rule, hearsay, documents, or photographs.
5. Identify the key elements of testifying effectively.
6. Express legal literacy.
7. Compare and contrast New York State specific rules of evidence with federal rules.
Course Offered Fall and Spring