ADMJ 53 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
A study of the forms which evidence can take in court, and the evolution of procedural safeguards that govern the admissibility of evidence, thereby ensuring due process of law and fair justice for all litigants.
C-ID AJ 124
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the reasons and purposes for the Rules of Evidence.
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the various forms which evidence can take and the role it plays in the judicial process in the courtroom.
- Outcome 3: Analyze the issues in determining if a witness is competent and credible to testify.
- Outcome 4: Interpret the concept of witness privileges, the various categories of privileges, and the legal theories in support of relationship-based privileges.
- Outcome 5: Apply the workings of the Fourth Amendment in protecting people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government, through the implementation of the Exclusionary Rule.
- Outcome 6: Compare and contrast the theory behind the Miranda Decision and its application in protecting the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.