CJL - Criminal Justice Law/Process
This course covers the rules of evidence and their exclusions and exceptions; procedures for the introduction of evidence and the examination of witnesses; and the doctrine on offer and motions to suppress evidence. Concentration is on areas important to criminal justice practitioners in the investigation of crimes and prosecution of persons accused of crimes.
A study of substantive criminal law from the Model Penal Code, explaining the specific elements of major crimes, principles of criminal law, principles of criminal liability, defenses to criminal liability, uncompleted crimes, and parties to crimes.
This course provides an analysis and examination of the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). The FRE govern the admissibility of evidence at trial. Course material will cover examination of witnesses and trial procedures, testimonial evidence, documentary evidence, circumstantial evidence, opinion evidence, the best evidence rule, hearsay evidence and exceptions, presumptions, and judicial notice.