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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 205 - Criminal Evidence

Credits: 5
Covers basic rules of guidance applicable to criminal and other related police duties. Examines evidence and theories of proof including hearsay, documentary proof, self-incrimination, relevance, and presumptions. Emphasizes the exclusionary rule and search and seizure aspects of the Fourth Amendment.

Enrollment Requirement: CJ& 101  and ENGL& 101  or higher; or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize various constitutional guidelines and criminal precedence to current criminal cases.
  2. Recognize complexities of policing and restrictions of their actions due to constitutional safeguards.
  3. Examine various types of evidence.
  4. Identify the latest techniques in evidence gathering technology and courtroom presentation during criminal prosecution.
  5. Apply written communication skills in the gathering and writing of research reports.

Program Outcomes
  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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