CJUS 6003 - Law & Criminal Evidence, 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): CJUS 1003 with D or better or SOCI 1243 with D or better
The course examines the origin, development, philosophy, and legal bases of evidence, including a brief survey of the system of constitutional and procedural rules and standards affecting evidence collection and admissibility. Specific topics include evidence collection and preservation, the trial process, expert and lay opinion, scientific evidence, and confessions and admissions. The course requires a research paper.