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PSYC39 Lecture 2

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David Nussbaum

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September 19, 2011 PSYC39 Lecture 2 The Canadian Criminal System Elements of Legal System Common to Canada & US -when writing laws, you must be a lawyer to understand specific conduntations and meanings of the law -jury focuses on the suffering more so in the US -projective losses are considered -lower courts do the bulk of trials regardless if theyre civil or criminal -you can file an appeal if there is an issue with the law that the judge used to make a decision -usually wont open up an old case with new found evidence unless it is DNA -appellate court does not re-try the case; only say whether or not the judge made an error in applying the law; if there was a mistake they will grant a new trial -if so
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