Fall 2018 - CRIM 330 D100

Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

Class Number: 7877

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101 and 230.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Critical examination of selected topics in criminal procedure and evidence, including jurisdiction, police powers of search and seizure, the right to counsel and pre-trial and trial procedures. Brief survey of the system of rules and standards by means of which the admissibility of evidence is determined. Close examination of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its impact on criminal procedure and evidence.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the law of criminal procedure and evidence in Canada. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part of the course students will learn about criminal procedure, including: determining the proper court for prosecution of an offence; compelling the appearance of the accused in court; the laying of the charge; requirements for Crown disclosure; preliminary inquiries; the trial process; sentencing and appeals. In the second part of the course students will learn about the gathering of and admissibility of evidence including: powers of search and seizure; electronic surveillance; admissions and confessions; the various types of evidence; rules excluding evidence; and the treatment of evidence that is illegally or improperly obtained. By the end of the course students should be able to explain and critique the law of criminal procedure and evidence.

Grading

  • Mid-Term Exam (In Class) 35%
  • Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Written Assignment 20%
  • Final Exam (During Exam Period) 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

1. Brockman & Nowlin, An Introduction to Canadian Criminal Procedure and Evidence (6th ed., 2018).

2. Additional resources will be made available to students via Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax. 
  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS