Criminal/Summary Conviction

Course Code: PRLG 5202

Academic Year: 2018-2019

In this course students examine the criminal justice system including the investigation of criminal matters, the arrest of the accused, pre-trial processes and disclosure obligations through to the trial process, a finding of guilt and submissions for sentencing. In the context of summary conviction proceedings, students examine the categories of offences, the elements and specific defences of various offences, the charging documents, and judicial interim release of the accused as well as the roles of the various actors in this process. Summary conviction court practice and procedure are also covered, including pre-trial motions, evidentiary presumptions, and sentencing considerations.