CJ 200 Criminal Evidence & Procedures-Police Officer • 5 Cr.


Surveys the steps in collecting evidence, both real and circumstantial, in a criminal case. Students examine the legal processes from investigation through the trial process.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate the protections afforded by the United States Constitution and the Washington State Constitution.
  • Comprehend the roles and procedures of the police in criminal investigations.
  • Define proper methods of evidence collection in a criminal case.
  • Evaluate the history of rules of evidence in state and federal law.
  • Summarize the major case law from the United States Supreme Court in a criminal proceeding.
  • Analyze the various classes of evidence; real and demonstrative, direct and circumstantial, physical and testimonial, documentary and scientific.