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Criminal Law 2: Legal Evidence FSCT 7002

Forensic Investigation Course

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

Cost

$784.28 - $817.11 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of FSCT 7002 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 80844

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 80844
  • $817.11
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 405
Instructor

Ryan Johnson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$817.11

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Required prerequisite is FSCT 7001. 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. There will be no classes on Mar 15, 2023. 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

CRN 78635

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 78635
  • $784.28
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 Online
Instructor

Ryan Johnson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$784.28

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Required prerequisite is FSCT 7001.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. There will be no classes on Mar 15, 2023. 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

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compare the respective roles of Crown Counsel, Defence Counsel and the trial judge in the Canadian adversarial system.
  • Outline the rights of accused in Canadian law and discuss the key underlying principles.
  • Outline the principles of: what constitutes evidence, who can call evidence, who can give evidence, and how evidence is introduced in a criminal trial.
  • Assess basic principles of evidence including: relevance, materiality, admissibility, discretion, competence, compellability, capacity, skill, means, motive, hearsay, and Identification evidence.
  • Categorize and assess features of real and demonstrative evidence, circumstantial evidence and opinion evidence.
  • Outline general principles of expert opinion evidence.
  • Evaluate key factors and issues involved in publication of courtroom proceedings (Bans on Publication).
  • Outline evidentiary considerations brought about by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms including through the use of search warrants.
  • Outline the general principles regarding statements made by accused persons and the procedural path to having those statements admitted as evidence (voir dire).

Effective as of Winter 2011

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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