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FSCT 7002 - Criminal Law 2: Legal Evidence

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

$750.44

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 78635

Wed Jan 09 - Wed Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 BBY SW01 Rm. 2020

Instructor

Vicki Williams

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$750.44

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For students in the DIGITAL FORENSICS & CYBERSECURITY option. *This course is for students in Forensic programs only and the prerequisite is FSCT 7001.* For details on the textbook and course materials required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/bcit . For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 80844

Wed Jan 09 - Wed Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 BBY SE06 Rm. 112

Instructor

Brent Bagnall

Course Outline

Cost

$750.44

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For students in FORENSIC SCIENCE and CRIME & INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS options. *This course is for students in Forensic programs only and the prerequisite is FSCT 7001.* For details on the textbook and course materials required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/bcit . For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

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 (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  5. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  8. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  9. Forensic Science Technology (Forensic Health Sciences Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Fsct 7002 Course Manual (Jan 2015)
Author Fsct: Nelson
Publisher Acc/Roy
Binding Shrink Wrapped
Price $26.95
Required

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Martin's Pocket Criminal Code 2019
Author Martin
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-77988-552-7
Price $64.95
Required

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