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  • Legal Aspects of Evidence
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This course examines categories of evidence and legal rules governing its admission and exclusion in the criminal process.


Rules of evidence

Types of evidence

Witness competency

Privileged communications

Privilege against self-incrimination


Chain of custody

Identification procedures

May include:

Search and seizure


At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify and differentiate various types of evidence
  2. Define and describe key rules of evidence
  3. Critically evaluate and apply the rules of evidence to specific case facts

Objective and subjective examinations/quizzes

Case analysis


Homework assignments

In class exercises/presentations

Criminal Evidence, Hails, J, 2014, 8th Ed.

Criminal Evidence, Garland, 2015, 7th Ed.

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  • Orig App year 2010