|Course Name||Criminal Law & the Charter: Implications & Expectations|
|Course Code||CLWP 6782|
|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). Anti-requisite: LAW 6782 - Criminal Law & the Charter: Implications & Expectations|
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.
|Specialization||Criminal Law and Procedure|
|CPD Hours||Eligible LSO CPD: 10.25h Substantive; 1.75h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 1.75 ethics hours.|
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