Course ID: 207347

Overview

This course will study the legal doctrine that governs the sentencing and imprisonment phases of the criminal justice system. We will look primarily at three aspects of "Sentencing and Imprisonment": (1) The Philosophical Principles of Sentencing; (2) The Law of Sentencing; and (3) Judicial Remedies for Convicted Persons: Constitutional and Administrative. We will pay special attention to the situation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. We will think comparatively and critically about the Canadian prison system and will consider strategic litigation possibilities with respect to both sentencing and imprisonment. The course will include attention to current issues on the docket at the Supreme Court of Canada, and will follow a lecture/discussion format.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Essay/Papers 70-90%, Assignments 0-20%

Degree Requirement Fulfilled:

Prerequisite: Upper Yr JD only