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Chapter 1

SOC209H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Victimless Crime, Nulla Poena Sine Lege, Private Law


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC209H5
Professor
Nathan Innocente
Chapter
1

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The Rule of Law
Rule of law:

Key Principles of the Rule of Law
!"
accountable
#$protect
fundamental rights!
%!
!!"
Justice is delivered timely
!!"
"&!
'!!no person is above the lawall persons are
bound by the lawentitled to protection (
observed and enforced equally
&'Magna Carta
&!
)!"&*
!!!+
*,-.&!!
!/
(
/!!0 
+
Magna Carta!!!!
'#
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: !
!!!
$!!
%!!

The Criminal Law
!

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Criminal law:!
!

"
!
!&
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Private law.
$
Principles of Canadian Law
1) Actus non facit reum mens sit rea1act does not make person guilty
unless she has aguilty mind
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Actus reusact of doing 
Mens rea guilty intent
!

!!!
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
!!
!
2) Nullum crimen sine lege, nulla poena sine lege: no crime without a law,
no punishment without a law
!
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3) Ignorantia juris non excusat: Ignorance of the law is no excuse
'/$!
!
/"2
!!
4) Nemo tenetur seipsum accusare:No one is compelled to incriminate
himself/herself

3!!&!

4!!!
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