Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law

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Woodsworth College Courses
David Davies

Thursday September 23 2010 Lecture 1: Nuts and Bolts Uses of Criminal Law 1. Regulate morality historically, this was primary focus Denounce immoral conduct Reflect societal values 2. Define the limits of acceptable behaviour Forms the basis of the social contract what it is we essentially all agree to do and not do Boundaries change over time Limited consensus of what should be crime i.e. Possession of Marijuana, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution 3. Justify imprisonmentdeprivation of liberty 4. Protect society from harm Other Mechanisms? 1. Informal societal control communitypeer pressure aboriginal justice 2. Formal social control o Regulation (i.e. Non-criminal offences, licensing etc.) licensing prostitutes etc. dont have to make it criminal in order for it to be controlled o Incentive structures (i.e. Tax incentives) want people to act a certain way tax incentive, charity, etc. o Public education (i.e. M.A.D.D) - o Therapeutic model 3. Nothing Questions?
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