BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

LEPP-140 - The Canadian Criminal Justice System - 3.00 Credits

LEPP-140 - The Canadian Criminal Justice System - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This introductory course provides students with an understanding of the Canadian criminal justice system. Students will study the structure and jurisdictions of the three levels of government involved together with the operation of corrections, courts, and police. Students will be able to trace an offender through the criminal justice system. The course will also focus on unique groups, such as Aboriginal peoples, impacted by the criminal justice system and their characteristics unique to various cultures in Canada.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission and ENGL 050 or English 11 and MATH 050 or Applications of Math 11.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Five years law enforcement experience.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Participation 35%, Mid-Term Exam 10%, Research Paper 15%, Presentation 10%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand the relationship of Traditional and Canadian Law;

  • understand the fundamentals of the Criminal Code;

  • comprehend the structure in Canadian Law such as the statute law, procedural and substantive law, and common law;

  • demonstrate knowledge of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

  • describe other types of rules that govern our conduct; and

  • discuss Aboriginal rights and freedoms; their limitations and rationale.
  • Text and Materials: K.R. Clarke, R & S. Criminal Law and the Canadian Criminal Code. Latest Edition. Barnhorst & Barnhorst McGraw Hill Ryerson.
    Other Resources:
  • Handouts.
  • Edward Greenspan and Marc Rosenberg. Martin’s Annual Criminal Code. Canada Law Book Inc.
  • Ann Parks and Robert Byrne. Law 165 Criminal Law Study Guide. Lethbridge Community College Guide Book.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    LEPP-140-V1     04 Jan 2021 - 29 Apr 2021