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Constitutional Law and Rules of Evidence

CRIM - 254

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

An analysis of the historical development of the constitutional relationship between the individual, the states and the Federal government; and the application of the Bill of Rights to the states through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions. The second half of the course is devoted to a study of the rules of evidence with particular emphasis upon judicial notice, presumptions, the nature of real and circumstantial evidence, burden of proof, province of court and jury, documentary evidence, hearsay evidence, confessions, admissions and witnesses.