CIA220 - Criminal Law and Procedure

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Subject Title
Criminal Law and Procedure

Subject Description
This course introduces students to criminal law and the criminal process from the point of arrest to sentencing. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Act and its relevant impact on Canadian criminal procedures are examined. There is a focus on individual rights and the roles of the various actors in the criminal justice system. The connection between criminal procedure and the manner in which the correctional system supports that process is also examined.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Outline the arrest, sentencing, and appeal process within the criminal justice system.
  2. Discuss the criminal offence classifications and sentencing options available to the courts.
  3. Describe and evaluate pertinent sections in the Criminal Code related to offences against the person, property or public order.
  4. Explain the process of arrest, search, and seizure to understand compliancy with the law.
  5. Be able to define what entails a criminal organization in criminal law.
  6. Be able to apply case law to the criminal process.
  7. Describe defences in criminal law.

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