PSYC 3310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Contributory Negligence, Jury Nullification, Wrench

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Lecture 4 jury selection & research may 17th. Canadian jury system founded in english traditions. Supreme court: last court where decisions are made. Provincial court: summary offences, small civil, family, traffic, bylaw. Superior court: divorce, appeals, large civil, indictable offences, only reason you can appeal in canada is because of procedural error (i. e. judge mistake) It is also the first level of appeal. Cannot appeal because you do not like the verdict. Administrative tribunals: human rights, environment, worker"s compensation, policy development. Three types of offences: indictable, summary, hybrid. Imprisonment not to exceed : most likely to be heard in a superior court, difference between robbing and stealing. Robbing usually involves use of a weapon or use of force. Summary = least serious: causing a disturbance, trespassing at night, taking a motor vehicle without owner"s consent, trier of fact: judge, penalties: fine < and/or 6 months in jail.

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