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Department
Law
Course
LAWS 2302
Professor
Paolo Giancaterino
Semester
Winter

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LAWS  2302  Notes   2. Traffic  offenses,  environmental  offenses,   activity  without  license,  harmful  commercial   January  7  Chapter  1:  Overview   practices   3. Punishment  is  usually  a  fine   • Elements  of  Criminal  and  regulatory  offences:  Prohibited   4. DETER  risk  behavior  and  prevent  harm   ACT  and  required  FAULT  element   F. Criminal  Law  and  Constitution   A. Crime  in  Canada   1. Criminal  law  must  be  consistent  with  Charter   1. 25%  of  Canadians  are  victimized  every  year   2. If  law  infringes  on  ones  right  protected  under   i. Theft  of  personal  or  household   charter  of  rights  and  freedoms,  then  law  can   property   be  deemed  unconstitutional   ii. Only  31%  of  cases  in  2009  survey   3. SECTION  7  &  11  of  the  CHARTER  are   reported  crime  to  police   iii. Cite  or  most  violence  is  HOME   important  to  criminal  LAW   4. SECTION  7:  People  cannot  be  deprived  of  Life,   2. Aboriginals  are  3x  more  likely  to  experience   violent  crime   Liberty,  and  Security  of  the  Person   5. SECTION  11(d):  Protects  the  accused  right  to     be  presumed  innocent  until  proven  guilty  by   fair  and  public  trial  or  hearing   Appeals   G. Substantive  Fairness   1. Courts  discretion  to  determine  what  is  fair   Trials   and  constitutionally  reasonable   2. Offense  can  be  declared  unconstitutional  if  it   Guilty  Plea   violates  charter  rights,  to  a  certain  limit*   3. Moral  innocence  must  be  determined  under   Charge  Laid   context   Crime  Reported  to  Police   i. Fault  element  and  committing   crimes  under  duress   Crime  Victimization   H. Procedural  Fairness   3.
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