Summer 2019 - CRIM 230 D100
Criminal Law (3)
Class Number: 5261
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
Nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of the criminal law. Study of certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence and strict liability. Analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code. Study of the basic elements of a criminal offence. Examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. Impact of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the criminal law.
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of substantive criminal law in Canada, with particular emphasis on the elements of offences and various legal defences available to an accused. Special consideration will be given to the constitutional dimensions of the criminal law, including the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to conduct a thorough analysis of complex criminal law fact patterns, identify and examine relevant criminal law issues, select and identify the material rules of law, and explain how the law applies to each of the relevant issues.
- Tutorial Participation 15%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- In-class Presentation 15%
- Final Exam 40%
1. Simon Verdun-Jones, Criminal Law in Canada: Cases, Questions and the Code, 6th ed (Thomson Nelson Learning, 2015).
2. 2019 Pocket Criminal Code (Carswell, 2019).
3. Additional readings will be available through Canvas or through Library resources.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
If you have any Criminology course enrollment requests (course adds, course swaps), please contact a Criminology advisor. Please do not contact instructors for enrollment assistance as they will ultimately refer you to a Criminology advisor.
Criminology course enrollment requests should be sent to a Criminology advisor no later than the last day of the Second week of classes. Late enrollment requests are subject to approval and are not guaranteed.
Enrollment requests for non-Crim courses should be directed to the advisor for the program offering the course.
ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Accessible Learning, (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. Ø -Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the assignment drop box in front of the General Office of the School of Criminology (SWH 10125). The assignment drop box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only, with the contents date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will be accepted (e.g. Library/Campus Security). For the Surrey Campus, assignments must be hand delivered to the General Office of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, located at SUR 5180, on Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30p.m., or placed in the assignment drop box located at the southwest corner of Galleria 5. The Surrey assignment drop box is emptied Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the contents date stamped accordingly. The School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted in any other manner (e.g., slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax or email.
-A student must complete ALL grading components of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses, etc.). Otherwise, a grade of N (incomplete) will be assigned for the entire course.
-E-mail policy: The School of Criminology discourages the use of e-mail as a substitute for office hour visits. The School advises its instructional staff that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during their office hours.
-The University has formal policies regarding academic dishonesty and grade appeals. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with policy S 10.01, the Code of Academic Integrity and Good Conduct, available on the University’s website. Information about grade appeals may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology. UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/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