Course ID: :207338

Overview

Procedural dimensions of the criminal justice system are critically examined. The pervasive impact of the Charter is fully integrated and assessed. The pre-trial section includes police power to search and arrest, legal and illegal police discretion, show cause hearings (bail), the right to counsel, prosecutional powers and discretion and plea bargaining. Trial topics are jurisdiction, election, formal objections, joint trials, pleas, the doctrine of included offenses, double jeopardy, preliminary inquiries, direct indictment, discovery, and the unique features of trial by jury. At the post-trial stage, sentence and appellate options and the prerogative writs are briefly explored.4 credits, fall term.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Open Book: Final 100%

Degree Requirement Fulfilled: 

Prerequisite: Upper Yr JD only