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CRIM 230 Criminal Law in Canada

This course introduces students to the nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of criminal law in Canada. Topics include such fundamental legal concepts as mens rea, negligence, and strict liability. Students will learn how to read sections of the Criminal Code of Canada to determine the basic elements of a criminal offence – the elements that must be established of an individual to be convicted of a crime. Legal principles relating to specific crimes, such as first degree murder and break and enter, will be covered. Major defense to criminal charges will be discussed, with particular attention being given to the defense of “not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder” (NCRMD). (3,0,0)

Credits 
3.0
Transfer Credits 
Please refer to the BC Transfer Guide. www.bctransferguide.ca
Prerequisites 

CRIM 135.