Cj208 Evidence and Court Procedures 4 credits
This course examines the development of the rules of evidence and how these rules are implemented in the fact-finding process. Topics include examination of and distinguishing between direct, circumstantial, and tangible and testimonial evidence, along with discussions of relevance, materiality, admissibility and the various burdens of proof. Also discussed are the topics of hearsay, testimonial privilege and various forms of scientific evidence including the particular challenges presented by new communications technologies. Prerequisite: Cj101.