Dec 06, 2021
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 .
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply the rules of criminal procedure from trial through appeal and other post-conviction relief.
- Explain the trial rights of defendants.
- Explain the trial procedure from voire dire through closing arguments.
- 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.
- Describe the purposes of and methods used for direct and cross examination of witnesses, including expert witnesses.
- Explain evidentiary objections.
- Explain the purpose of motions for the close of evidence including motions for new trial, post-conviction relief, and notice of appeal.
- Describe sentencing procedures, probation, and parole.
- Rules of Criminal Procedure
- Post-verdict proceedings
- Appeal and other post-conviction relief
- Trial Rights of Defendants
- Right to jury trial
- Right to confrontation
- Right to counsel
- Right speedy trial
- Double jeopardy
- Trial Procedure
- Voir Dire
- Opening statements
- Prosecution’s case-in-chief
- Defense case
- Rebuttal and closing arguments
- Jury instructions, deliberation, and verdict
- Case Preparation for Trial
- Ordering and obtaining physical and documentary evidence
- Subpoenaing witnesses from within the jurisdiction and outside the jurisdiction
- Interviewing witnesses
- Preparing a case summary
- Preparing jury instructions
- Organizing and completing a trial notebook
- Direct and Cross Examination
- Direct and cross examination by the prosecution
- Direct and cross examination by the defense
- Direct and cross examination of expert witnesses
- Evidentiary Objections
- Most common objections by the defense
- Most common objections by the prosecution
- Motions for the Close of Evidence
- New trial
- Post-conviction relief
- Notice of appeal
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