Course Description

Students are introduced to the basic concepts and substance of the criminal law in Canada. The historical and theoretical foundations of criminal law, elements of an offence, and criminal defences are considered. The role of criminal law in society, and its intersection with other forms of social regulation are highlighted. This course is not a technical legal course in criminal procedure; rather, it provides students with basic knowledge of criminal law in Canada.


Prerequisite: CCRM 100 or (LAW 534 and in Law and Business or Law and Business Co-op program)
Antirequisite: LAW 400

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