BCJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues
- May 9, 2021
- The American University
- Evaluate the role of the Fourth Amendment contained in the Bill of Rights and the rules of evidence associated with criminal procedure.
- Identify the four main types of criminal evidence used in trials.
- Evaluate classification of criminal evidence to include relevant, material, competent, contradictory, or collaborative evidence.
- Explain the exclusionary rule in association with criminal procedure and criminal evidence.
- Define secondary evidence, to include when and how it may be used in lieu of primary evidence.
- Assess the role of the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
- Identify types of crime scene searches and how they can vary due to different circumstances and locations.
- Describe evidence collection procedures and why well-written policies are important to this process.
- Discuss the role of competency evaluations in criminal proceedings.
- Interpret the Golden Rule of Evidence and its importance to the integrity of a criminal case.
Criminal evidence (Rev: 7th ed.)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2015)
Author: Garland, N. M.
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