Criminal Law:Advanced Theories

POLC 3007

Building upon the Fundamental Concepts of the Criminal law course, students focus upon the structure of statutes within the Criminal Code. Throughout this course students complete an examination of such statutes including actus reus elements of a criminal offence, causation in the criminal law, the mental element in criminal law, subjective liability and objective liability, modes of participation in crime, and a variety of criminal defenses to criminal law. With an emphasis on case law, students are expected to research and assess case law that has affected the Canadian criminal justice system on a large scale. The subject equips students with professional awareness of the theoretical and practical knowledge to explain the law relating to each phase of criminal law and court process.



Course Hours



Undergraduate - degree level level POLC 1004 Fundamental Concepts:Crim Law Minimum Grade of 50

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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