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Lecture 2

POLSCI 2C03 Lecture 2: L2-Stages of the Criminal Justice System Process

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McMaster University
Political Science
Greg Flynn

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Lecture 2Stages of the Criminal Justice System Process 1. ConductActivity DeemedDefined as Criminal Illegal to fail to provide the necessities of life to a child The State can decide that conduct is unacceptable and therefore criminal or that the lack of conduct is criminal Prohibition coupled with a public purpose 2. ConductActivity Committed You do something wrong Defined as criminal Criminal process cannot continue until someone does something wrong 3. Conduct ReportedPolice Investigate Gets reported A vast amount of crime goes unreported in Canada 4. Charges laid 5. First Appearance (BailRecognition) Stay incarcerated if you cannot pay bail If you are too much of a danger to society to roam free or a chance that you wont show up to a hearing you will be remain in custody of the state and not get bail If you get bail, you are given a future court date where you plead guilty or not guilty 6. Preliminary Hearing You have been charged and made your first appearance If you plead not guilty and have a preliminary hearing where the state must prove that there is a chance that there you are maybe not guilty Not beyond reasonable limits 1
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