CJ 121 : Criminal Evidence
Rules of criminal evidence regulating the burden of proof, admissibility, relevancy, materiality, weight, and sufficiency of evidence in criminal legal proceedings.
- Understand and explain the history of evidence law and the legal process.
- Be able to discuss the sources of the individual rights including the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- Be able to discuss the implications of the Bill of Rights regarding evidence.
- Be familiar with the concept of judicial review.
- Be knowledgeable about the history of the rules of evidence.
- Identify the federal sources of rules of evidence.
- Be able to discuss the role of the Constitution, Supreme Court, and the Federal Courts in evidence law.
- Be familiar with the Uniform Rules of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
- Understand the role of state constitutions, rules of evidence, and case law as they relate to evidence.
- Understand the content and quality of good evidence.
- Be able to distinguish between the concepts of relevancy, materiality, and inadmissibility in evidence.