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Criminal Law 2: Legal Evidence FSCT 7002

Forensic Investigation Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Forensic evidence is subject to all the general rules related to the admissibility of evidence in the criminal trial process and is also subject to certain unique rules of scrutiny. This course examines the fundamental laws of evidence within the adversarial process and provides a context for the expert in their role as witness.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

2.5

Domestic fees

$812.78 - $847.60 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of FSCT 7002 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 78635

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Wed Mar 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 78635
  • Domestic fees $812.78
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 20 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 Online
Instructor

Geoff Ellis

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$812.78

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This offering will be ONLINE and forensics students (FS, CIA and DF&C) are welcome to register (if it is in your program Matrix). It will be taught LIVE via ZOOM and attendance is mandatory. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 80844

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Wed Mar 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 80844
  • Domestic fees $847.60
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 20 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 405
Instructor

Geoff Ellis

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$847.60

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This offering will be face-to-face (F2F) and forensics students (FS, CIA and DF&C) are welcome to register (if it's in your program matrix). Attendance is mandatory. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what constitutes evidence, who can call evidence, who can give evidence, and how evidence is introduced in a criminal trial.
  • Explain the application of the criteria for admissibility of evidence and the different tests used at various stages of a criminal proceeding.
  • Explain the critical importance of direct and circumstantial evidence, real evidence and testimonial evidence and their fundamental differences.
  • Assess hearsay evidence and the principled exception to the rule, how discretion is applied, the competence and compellability of witnesses as well as the dangers of identification evidence.
  • Assess basic principles of evidence including: relevance, materiality, admissibility, discretion, competence, compellability, capacity, skill, means, and motive.
  • Evaluate the key factors and issues involved in publication or disclosure of information presented within a proceeding.
  • Apply the principal sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to criminal law and to the admissibility of evidence gathered by police.
  • Explain the general principles regarding statements made by the accused to police (the “confession rule”) and the pre-trial procedure required to inquire into admissibility of a statement (the voir dire).

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Criminal Law 2: Legal Evidence (FSCT 7002) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  5. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  6. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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