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CJA106 Basic Criminal Evidence

Lead Faculty: Dr. James E. Guffey Ph.D

Course Description

Examination of the constitutional foundation of the rules of evidence as applied in U.S. law. Emphasis is placed on the types of evidence and the laws governing admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze court processes and identify roles of key participants in criminal trials.
  • Define various classifications of evidence and its admissibility in a criminal trial.
  • Analyze the laws of search and seizure as they apply in the U.S.
  • Evaluate the various types of criminal identification, to include infield lineups, infield showups, and photographic lineups.