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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Criminal Procedure and Evidence (CRJ 325)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Evaluate and apply the core concepts and legal doctrines related to arrest, search, and seizure procedures, ensuring compliance with constitutional standards and recognizing exceptions when applicable; Examine the complexities surrounding Miranda rights and custodial interrogations, including assessing the voluntariness of confessions and understanding the implications of procedural safeguards; Evaluate the reliability and admissibility of identification procedures such as lineups, show - ups, and photo arrays, while considering the potential impact of eyewitness testimony on trial outcomes ; Analyze and interpret pretrial procedures, including grand jury proceedings, plea bargaining, and the discovery and disclosure of evidence, while considering their implications for due process and fairness; Assess the rights and protections afforded to defendants during trial procedures such as jury selection, presentation of evidence, and rules of admissibility, while understanding the ethical and legal considerations involved; Evaluate the competency and credibility of witnesses while examining the rules and exceptions surrounding the admission of evidence, including the hearsay rule, expert testimony, and digital evidence.


This course on Criminal Procedure and Evidence explores the fundamental principles, mechanisms, and challenges surrounding the criminal justice system's operation with a specific focus on due process, fairness, and the protection of individual rights. This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the constitutional frameworks, legal doctrines, and evidentiary rules that shape how criminal cases are processed, tried, and adjudicated in a court of law.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or Political Science (3/24).