2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

LAW 232 - Evidence

Description: The basic rules that govern the admissibility of evidence in civil and criminal trial proceedings. Primary focus on how the Arizona Rules of Evidence operate in practice, with some attention to areas in which the Federal Rules of Evidence differ from the Arizona Rules. 

Prerequisites: LAW 100 

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Arizona Rules of Evidence
  2. Supplemental Federal Rules of Evidence, where different
  3. Foundation and admissibility
  4. Common objections, including hearsay
  5. Fact witness and expert testimony
  6. Circumstantial and direct evidence
  7. Different standards of proof between criminal and civil cases

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the Arizona Rules of Evidence. (1)
  2. Discuss the Federal Rules of Evidence, where they differ from the Arizona Rules. (2)
  3. Explain rules of admissibility and foundation. (3)
  4. Identify common objections, including hearsay. (4)
  5. Identify difference between fact witnesses and expert witnesses. (5)
  6. Analyze the difference between circumstantial and direct evidence. (6)
  7. Discuss the different standards of proof between criminal and civil cases. (7)