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nov1,week8,thurs.odt

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Department
Law & Society
Course Code
LY205
Professor
Patricia O' Reilly

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Crim
November 1, 2012
Week 8, Thursday
midterm- tues nov 20th
mc and short answer- material since last exam
research paper- nov 22nd
citation:
have to have a reference page (bibliography)
end notes-or foot notes
case citation: has to be done as a footnote or an end note
statute citations: foot note or end note
if we prefer- can cite within the body if it's a book or an article- but for cases or statute- has to be done
as end note or foot note
author year page- case citation in body
stlye MLA, APA doesn't matter
articles and books- give credit to individuals
chapter 6 quiz
regulatory offences- found in provincial offences act
1) what is a true crime and give an example of what it is:
true crime: a breach of community values and is deemed punishable, first degree murder
distinction between true crime and regulatory:
true crime: against individual (CCC) regulatory: public protection, health and safety, different
acts- highway traffic act, competition act, the fisheries act etc
2) distinction between strict liability offences and absolute liability offences?
The difference between strict and absolute liability is whether the defence of a mistake of fact is
available: in a crime of absolute liability, a mistake of fact is not a defence. Strict liability you
can only use due diligence, it's a reverse onus.
Ping Yuen 1921
small business owner
saskatchewan
people come from far to get his product because of the quality
police officer searched his business
found 5 bottles of soft drinks above the limit
analyzed 5 and three were above the alcohol limit
section 35 (1)
At trial, magistrate found accused did not know any of the bottles contained more alcohol than
the law permitted
Was convicted on the basis that since he was charged with a public welfare offence, the
legislature must be taken to have intended to impose absolute liability in relation to the offence
Courts ruled the offence was not a “true crime” to which any stigma attached. Instead it was an
act prohibited in the public interest under the threat of a financial penalty.
Was fined $50 which was a large amount- could have wiped out his business

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Crim November 1, 2012 Week 8, Thursday midterm- tues nov 20 th mc and short answer- material since last exam research paper- nov 22 nd citation: have to have a reference page (bibliography) end notes-or foot notes case citation: has to be done as a footnote or an end note statute citations: foot note or end note if we prefer- can cite within the body if it's a book or an article- but for cases or statute- has to be done as end note or foot note author year page- case citation in body stlye MLA,APAdoesn't matter articles and books- give credit to individuals chapter 6 quiz regulatory offences- found in provincial offences act 1) what is a true crime and give an example of what it is: true crime: a breach of community values and is deemed punishable, first degree murder distinction between true crime and regulatory: true crime: against individual (CCC) regulatory: public protection, health and safety, different acts- highway traffic act, competition act, the fisheries act etc 2) distinction between strict liability offences and absolute liability offences? The difference between strict and absolute liability is whether the defence of a mistake of fact is available: in a crime of absolute liability, a mistake of fact is not a defence. Strict liability you can only use due diligence, it's a reverse onus. Ping Yuen 1921 small business owner • saskatchewan • people come from far to get his product because of the quality • police officer searched his business • found 5 bottles
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