Rules Of Evidence

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Rules of Evidence

Law can be a fascinating field with many possibilities. One of most important facts to learn regarding law is that there is ALWAYS a loophole somewhere.
Do you know your 4th and 5th amendment rights? If an officer stops and frisks you for no apparent reason, is that acceptable? As a police officer, how does the Miranda Rule affect your job? What is Plain View Doctrine? Is circumstantial evidence worth anything in court? How does the right to privacy affect email transactions? Know your personal rights! This is one of the most valuable tools of knowledge for any American citizen.
This course outline will cover underlying basic rules of evidence, evidentiary procedures, burdens of proof, probative value, presumptions, stipulations, competency, privilege, cross-examination, hearsay, and expert opinion testimony. We will also discuss the differences between Circumstantial and Direct evidence and how each are used in a court of law.
You are not going to be required to recite which case law pertains to a certain situation. This isn’t law school. However, you will be required to look at how case law affects the many aspects of today and have a fundamental grasp on how to research the information needed.

** Autumn AraSmith**
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