CRJ 208 Criminal Evidence

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CRJ 112

Reviews the basic principles of evidence in state and Federal criminal proceedings. Includes analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Colorado Evidence Rules, as well as evidentiary and procedural requirements in the courts. The course will focus on evidence questions in the context of the examination of witnesses, competency, privilege, relevancy, hearsay, burden of proof and the presentation of scientific and demonstrative evidence. Constitutional guidelines affecting evidence collection and admissibility will also be reviewed.