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Lecture 17

SOC 1500 Lecture 17: SOC 1500 class 17
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 1500
Professor
Ryan Broll
Semester
Winter

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The Criminal Justice System: The Courts Basics of Canadian Law: Regulatory Law Resembles criminal law, but lacks important elements o Quasicriminal law o Ex. What side of the road can we drive on? Can be enacted by provincesterritories or federal government Punishments may include fines, penalties or imprisonment Basics of Canadian Law: Criminal Law Falls under federal jurisdiction (Constitution Act, 1867) Crimes are wrongs against all of society and Crown prosecutes cases on behalf of all cititzens o Regina (R.) v. Accused Crimes consist of two elements: 1. Prohibited conduct that has an evil or injurious or undesirable effect upon the public 2. A penalty that may be imposed on violators Hierarchy of Canadian Criminal Courts
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