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Course Name Criminal Law & the Charter: Implications & Expectations
Course Code LAW 6782
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Student may not receive credit for both Legal Rights and the Charter (LAW 6640) and Criminal Law and the Charter: Implications and Expectations (LAW 6872).
Course Description

This course examines the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on criminal law and procedure. It studies the historical evolution of the constitutionalization of criminal law and procedure in Canada, including the theoretical and empirical debate about the relation between due process and crime control. It involves an examination of the major decisions of the courts and their legal repercussions in fields such as detention and arrest, search and seizure, the exclusionary rule, the presumption of innocence, the right to counsel, trial within a reasonable time, jury selection, discovery, mens rea, cruel and unusual punishment, intoxication, the insanity defence, regulatory offences, hate crimes and sexual assault.

Upcoming Offerings

Winter 2019

Specialization Criminal Law and Procedure
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 36.0 (1.75 Professionalism; 34.25 Substantive) Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 1.75 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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