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FSCT 7002 - Criminal Law 2: Legal Evidence

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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)

FSCT 7001

Credits

2.5

Cost

$788.43 - $799.86 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 80844

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 BBY SE06 Rm. 205

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$799.86

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Required prerequisite is FSCT 7001. We are offering this course F2F (face to face) for the 202220 Winter term to ALL Forensics students (FS, CIA and DF&C). 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: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

CRN 78635

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 Online

Instructor

Brent Bagnall

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$788.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Required prerequisite is FSCT 7001. We are offering this course ONLINE for the for the 202220 Winter term to ALL Forensics students (FS, CIA and DF&C). 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: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

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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

FSCT 7002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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