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Keep up to date! This very popular course sells out quickly. A must-attend for law enforcement officers, regulatory Investigators, Crown and defence lawyers, criminologists, forensic psychologists, judges.

Police investigative powers and their limits are increasingly complex areas subject to intense judicial scrutiny. The delicate balancing between public safety interests and individual rights is an issue constantly challenging the criminal justice system.

Get practical advice and a comprehensive up-to-date understanding of investigative powers, their limits and evolving best practices in 2017.

This program will focus on several key areas of criminal investigation, the parameters and the serious repercussions when these limits are found to be exceeded.

  • Exclusion of evidence: Key legal developments in arrest, detention and S. 24(2) of the Charter
  • “Mr. Big” post R. v. Hart: Has anything really changed?
  • Investigative interviewing: The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Evaluating demeanor evidence
  • Memory science: Legal implications and challenges



  • Timothy E. Moore, PhD, C Psych, Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology, Glendon College, York University
  • Benjamin L. Berger, Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Students), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Detective Kerry Watkins, LL.M., Investigative Training, Toronto Police Service

Keynote Speaker

  • The Honourable Stephen T. Goudge, former Justice of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, Commissioner of the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario
  • Gerald Chan, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • Lisa Dufraimont, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Joseph Eastwood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Marlys Edwardh, C.M. Goldblatt Partners LLP
  • Jonathan Freedman, Professor Psychology, University of Toronto, President, Innocence Canada, Board of Directors
  • The Hon. Justice Michelle Fuerst, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Alan D. Gold, Alan D. Gold Professional Corporation, Barristers
  • Julianna A. Greenspan, Greenspan Partners LLP
  • Jamie C. Klukach, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Amy-May Leach, PhD, Graduate Program Director- Forensic Psychology, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Palma Paciocco, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Karen Papadopoulos, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario) Crown Law Office-Criminal
  • Maureen A. Pecknold, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Steven Penney, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • Vincenzo Rondinelli, Lafontaine & Associates
  • The Hon. Justice James Stribopoulos, Ontario Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Gary Trotter, Court of Appeal of Ontario
  • Robyn White, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP, Barristers and Solicitors


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$495 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Regulatory investigators
  • Crown Attorneys
  • Defence lawyers
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Criminologists
  • Judges

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