This course focuses on the principles, nature, purpose and sources of Canadian criminal law, and the practical application of the law in a law enforcement environment. Learners will examine categories of crime, elements of offences required for conviction, and defenses available to accused. They will also explore criminal court processes and procedures and the Charter of Rights. The course will conclude with a critical examination of current issues in Canadian criminal law. (Formerly LESD102)
This course is only open to students who have been admitted to the Diploma of Law Enforcement Studies. Please see the LESD program page for more information, and for instructions on how to apply to the program.