CJS3510EN - Criminal Evidence and Procedures

Course description

Understand the trial process, types of evidence, the rules relating to relevance, hearsay (including the Confrontation Clause), documentary evidence, qualification of witnesses, privileges, presumptions, judicial notice, photographs, and character.

How this course benefits students

In correlation with the School's mission and vision, lead and equip students for the purpose of preparing leaders to join God's mission of spiritually transforming people and communities.

Why this course is important

Criminal Evidence and Procedure examines the principles and techniques of criminal procedure employed during trials to determine the admissibility of physical and testimonial evidence. An analysis of laws and court decisions relating to admissibility is emphasized

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Criminal Justice
Educational level
Bachelor
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Melinda Whitman, Esq., Senior Professor of Criminal Justice

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The clear meaning of “justice” is “what is right” or “what is normal” — the way things are supposed to be. The fairness of laws coupled with fair and equal treatment under the law are common biblical concerns. Throughout scripture, God is the defender.

Missionally driven

Allow the student the desire to join in with God where he is at work -- in our homes and communities -- so that we may see the spiritual transformation of people and communities in the criminal justice system.

Contextually informed

In the criminal justice realm, how to handle criminal evidence and procedures in the real word is mandatory for a successful career. This course will enable the student to achieve this goal.

Interculturally focused

Create a foundational instruction on addressing racial and cultural disparity in our criminal justice system, providing resources and training tools for those in the judicial, prosecutorial, and defense agencies, as well other members of the legal professional community.

Practically minded

The practical aspect of this course helps students to engage in the works of mission in the criminal justice system because of the character and activities of God and His mission.

Experientially transformed

A designed learning experience that includes the possibility to learn from natural consequences, mistakes, and successes.