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Week 4 Lecture Notes: criminal trial process & habeas corpus .docx

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Department
Legal Studies
Course
LS 202
Professor
Susan Brophy
Semester
Winter

Description
Criminal trial process Background, concepts, context: - accounts for $10 billion of gov’t spending Issues, controversies, debates: - trial process is complicated by Constitution (Charter which guarantees certain rights of the accused be protected) Relevance: ?? - describes the criminal law process of Canada, applies directly to our knowledge of how cases occur and transferred throughout the different jurisdictions, important to our studies which are based on many cases which have gone through the criminal law process Habeas Corpus remedy: Habeas Corpus writ: order form a legal authority (ex. Court) Latin: “that you have the body”  Right to physically be brought before the court (to hear charges, etc.) Accused criminal must be brought before court Purpose: Determine the legality of arrest and/or detention Meant to protect individuals from illegal detention (to protect people from abuse from
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