Course ID: 216455


This course examines the ways in which our criminal justice system acknowledges and either ignores or confronts the growing body of evidence showing that factors such as race and gender - as well as the intersection of these factors - have an impact justice system outcomes. This course will introduce students to various theories of implicit and systemic bias in criminal justice. It will then invite students to explore bias in the Canadian justice system by focusing on three modules: (1) Arrest & Detention; (2) Trial & Conviction; (3) Sentencing. This course will critically examine legislation, cases, commissions and inquiries.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Essay/Papers 70%, Participation 30%

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