Criminal Evidence Open Course

Material Type

Open Textbook

Publication Date

Spring 2024

Course Title

Criminal Evidence

Course Number

CRJU 4770


Authors' Description: This Libguides-based course provides a general overview of the law of evidence applicable to the adjudication of criminal cases. The course examines the criminal justice trial process and traces the historical development of the basic evidentiary rules and standards used in criminal proceedings. Students will analyze the rules and procedures governing the collection, admissibility and presentation of evidence. We will examine the rights afforded under the United States Constitution and the rules of evidence set forth by the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as various state law distinctions. Specific topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, relevance, witness competency, privileges, the exclusionary rule, hearsay and its exceptions.

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