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CCJS 301

This course introduces students to the division of power among the federal, provincial and municipal governments and examines the legislative process for making laws. Students learn to distinguish between criminal and civil cases and the burden of proof in each. Students identify the elements of an offense in the Criminal Code and charge/prosecution options including those that apply to young persons under 18. The course provides an overview of the arrest, trial and sentencing phases of the criminal justice process and application of the the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.