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Criminal Procedure concerns the provision and regulation of methods for dealing with those who are alleged to have violated the criminal law. The course provides an overview, as well as more intensive exposure to some technical areas. Topics are presented against a background of general principles, while trying to confront difficult policy questions inherent in ensuring procedural justice in a democratic society. Subjects include jurisdiction (e.g.. Time and territorial limits), pre-trial procedure and practice including (search and seizure, wiretapping and bail), the trial process (e.g. the preliminary inquiry and plea bargaining) and post-trial remedies (appeals and extraordinary remedies). Consideration will be given to the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to proposals for law reform.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Final Examination, with the opportunity of submitting a short, optional paper for partial credit.