CRJU 4110 - The Law of Criminal Evidence


An examination of the rules of evidence used in criminal prosecutions, including burden of proof, presumptions, inferences and stipulations, relevancy of evidence and competency of witnesses, expert testimony, hearsay, and constitutional limitations.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound general knowledge of the process of criminal prosecutions.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the types of evidence that can be introduced in criminal prosecutions.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the competency of various actors who provide evidence against the accused.
  • Module 1: History and Development of the Law of Criminal Evidence
  • Module 2: Important Aspects of the American Criminal Justice System
  • Module 3: Using Evidence to Determine Guilt or Innocence
  • Module 4: Direct and Circumstantial Evidence and the Use of Inferences
  • Module 5: The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom and the Exclusionary Rule
  • Module 6: Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use of Evidence
  • Module 7: Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence
  • Module 8: The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirements, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace of Evidence

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100

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