CRJ 3801: Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues


Presents an examination of the laws governing proof of facts evidence presentation in trials and common law. Students study practical application of the rules of criminal procedure in respect to evidence, burden of proof, presumptions, judicial notice, and the basic functions of courts as the third facet of the criminal justice system.


  1. Discuss the role of the Bill of Rights as it relates to criminal procedures.
  2. Analyze the main types of criminal evidence used in trials.
  3. Examine the classification of criminal evidence.
  4. Explain the exclusionary rule in association with criminal procedures.
  5. Discuss the types of crime scene searches.
  6. Analyze the golden rule of evidence.
  7. Discuss the role of competency evaluations in criminal proceedings.


  1. CRJ 2000
  2. CRJ 3301
  3. CRJ 2001


Criminal evidence: Principles and cases (Rev: 9th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2016)
Author: Gardner, T. J., & Anderson, T. M.
ISBN: 9781285459004
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