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Scientific Evidence

Course Catalog Number:
5195
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Lecture
Course Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This course will examine, at an advanced level, the legal and practical issues encountered in the introduction of scientific evidence, focusing on an in-depth examination of both the potentialities and limitations of expert witness testimony. We will consider the qualifications necessary for experts, as well as the status of the law concerning the various types of scientific evidence encountered. Although no particular scientific background is necessary, a firm understanding of basic evidentiary rules and principles is required.