Criminal Law In Canada
September 13 , 2012
Week 1, Thursday.
What is a crime?
Acrime is a negligent or intentional act that deprives another human to a right that they have. Example:
Right to life, murder is taking away the right to life.
An act that violates law and has a punishment which can include a fine or a prison term.
Summary and Indictable.
Summary: Nude in public,
disturbance in a public place without lawful reason.
SexaulAssault with a weapon
Is criminal law a public form of law, or is it private?
Two primary sources of law
Judidicial (judge decisions) and legislative (government)
Constitution of canada: 1982.
Section 91: Federal
Section 92: Provincial
Quasi Crim Law:
How does criminal law differ from Private Law?
Private Law, government isn't involved unless suing or being sued by someone.
It's between two citizens usually.
Up to $25, 000 in damages. Usually a fine is paid out instead of a prison sentence.
Sometimes can set precedents (not often though)
contract law, tort law, family law,