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Course Description

This course covers the origin, development, philosophy and basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; types of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies. In addition to the Federal Rules of Evidence, the course also includes the California law regarding the rules of evidence. (C-ID: AJ 124) ADVISORY: AJ 10 and Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and differentiate various types of evidence.
  • Define and describe key rules of evidence.
  • Critically evaluate and apply the rules of evidence to specific case facts.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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