BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CRIM-231 - Intro to the Judicial Process - 3.00 Credits

CRIM-231 - Intro to the Judicial Process - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides a critical examination and evaluation of the judicial process in Canada from both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspective. This course will look at the structure and functions of the criminal court system and its relationship to other branches of government and Aboriginal peoples. In addition, this course will review the appoint, tenure and removal of judges; the social psychology of courts; the jury system; plea bargaining; judicial behaviour of the courts and the courts real and perceived role in Canadian society.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 2
  • Prerequisites : CRIM 131,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Students should gain an introductory understanding of:
  • the role of the criminal court judge, prosecutor, lawyers, jury, witnesses, experts, etc

  • the social psychology of the courts

  • the jury system and plea bargaining

  • judicial behaviour of the courts

  • the courts and the community

  • public opinion, attitudes and images of the court

  • The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Text and Materials:
  • Morton, F.L. (Ed.) Law, Politics and the Judicial Process in Canada, 3rd Edition. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002.

  • Other Resources:
  • Aboriginal-based supplemental materials made available through the instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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