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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Criminal Evidence (JUS-305)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the basic rules of evidence applicable to criminal cases; discuss various methods for impeaching witness testimony; describe the hearsay rule and its exceptions in detail; conceptualize how documentary and physical evidence is admitted at trial; and summarize the rationale for various evidentiary rules. 


Criminal Evidence provides students with an overview of the rules of evidence applicable in criminal cases. Major topics include an overview of the criminal trial process; basic evidence concepts, with particular emphasis placed upon the Federal Rules of Evidence, evidence concepts including, but not limited to witness competency and impeachment, hearsay, admissions and confessions, circumstantial evidence, documentary and physical evidence and the exclusionary rule.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Political Science, or Pre-Law (5/23)