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Course Name Aboriginal People and the Criminal Justice System
Course Code CLWP 6879
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-requisite: For students outside the specialization: LAW6781P: Issues in Criminal Law: History, Evolution & Theoretical Approaches or CCLW 6843P: Canadian Criminal Law or Demonstrative foundational knowledge of Canadian Criminal law. Anti-requisite: LAW 6879 - Aboriginal People and the Criminal Justice System
Course Description

The overrepresentation of Aboriginal People in the criminal justice system is one of the clearest markers of what the Supreme Court of Canada has referred to as "a crisis in the Canadian justice system". The course will begin with an examination of Aboriginal concepts of justice before proceeding to a critical analysis of the relationship between Aboriginal people and the Canadian criminal justice system at the stages of policing, arrest, bail, sentencing and parole. Historical, theoretical, policy, empirical, doctrinal and statutory lenses will be employed. Students will examine the process of creating Gladue reports, sentencing circles, Aboriginal courts and the representation of Aboriginal people on jury rolls. The recent expansion of Gladue principles into bail, civil contempt, and extradition hearings will also be considered.

Upcoming Offerings

Fall 2019

Specialization Criminal Law and Procedure
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h 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
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.