This booklet includes all of the major criminal law principles relevant for a first year law student in Canada. The package contains the following:
1) Section 9 (Arbitrary Detention and Arrest) - principles and case law briefs
2) Section 10(b) (Right to Counsel) - principles and case law briefs
3) Section 8 (Search and Seizure) - principles and case law briefs
4) Section 24(2) (Exclusion of Evidence) - principles and case law briefs
5) Evidence and Proof (presumption of innocence and burden of proof)
6) Actus Reus (Intervening Acts, causation, etc.)
7) Mens Rea (standards of fault, absolute/strict liability, etc.)
8) Defences - Mistake of Fact and Law, Incapacity, Duress, Provocation, Consent, Intoxication, Necessity, Automatism)
The course was taught by Jennifer Bond at the University of Ottawa. The text book used was Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases, Context and Critique (Jennie Abell, Elizabeth Sheehy, Natasha Bakht) and the supplementary version from the same authors focusing on defences and procedures.
PDF and word versions of the booklet are available. A table of contents is also attached.
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