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PAR 207 - Criminal Law and Procedures II

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of PAR 206 . Includes rules of criminal procedure, trial rights of defendants, trial procedure, case preparation for trial, direct and cross examination, evidentiary objections, and motions for the close of evidence.

Prerequisite(s): PAR 106  or concurrent enrollment, and PAR 206 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the rules of criminal procedure from trial through appeal and other post-conviction relief.
  2. Explain the trial rights of defendants.
  3. Explain the trial procedure from voire dire through closing arguments.
  4. Prepare a case for trial, including ordering and gathering physical and documentary evidence, subpoenaing witnesses, interviewing witnesses, preparing a case summary, preparing jury instructions, and completing a trial notebook.
  5. Describe the purposes of and methods used for direct and cross examination of witnesses, including expert witnesses.
  6. Explain evidentiary objections.
  7. Explain the purpose of motions for the close of evidence including motions for new trial, post-conviction relief, and notice of appeal.
  8. Describe sentencing procedures, probation, and parole.

Outline:
  1. Rules of Criminal Procedure
    1. Trial
    2. Post-verdict proceedings
    3. Appeal and other post-conviction relief
  2. Trial Rights of Defendants
    1. Right to jury trial
    2. Right to confrontation
    3. Right to counsel
    4. Right speedy trial
    5. Double jeopardy
  3. Trial Procedure
    1. Voir Dire
    2. Opening statements
    3. Prosecution’s case-in-chief
    4. Defense case
    5. Rebuttal and closing arguments
    6. Jury instructions, deliberation, and verdict
  4. Case Preparation for Trial
    1. Ordering and obtaining physical and documentary evidence
    2. Subpoenaing witnesses from within the jurisdiction and outside the jurisdiction
    3. Interviewing witnesses
    4. Preparing a case summary
    5. Preparing jury instructions
    6. Organizing and completing a trial notebook
  5. Direct and Cross Examination
    1. Direct and cross examination by the prosecution
    2. Direct and cross examination by the defense
    3. Direct and cross examination of expert witnesses
  6. Evidentiary Objections
    1. Most common objections by the defense
    2. Most common objections by the prosecution
  7. Motions for the Close of Evidence
    1. New trial
    2. Post-conviction relief
    3. Notice of appeal


Effective Term:
Spring 2016



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