Law (LAW)

LAW-1150  Introduction to Environmental Law  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the sources of Canadian environmental law and legal frameworks relevant to Canadian and global environmental issues. Emphasis will be placed on applicable federal and provincial acts and legislation designed to protect the environment or provide regulatory frameworks for land use planning and mitigation. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-2265, LAW-265.

LAW-1161  Introduction to Natural Resource Law  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the Canadian legal system and sources of natural resource law. Focus is on history of natural resource law, powers of officers, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and using the Criminal Code. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (5)

Equivalent to LAW-161.

LAW-1167  Criminal Procedural Law  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the Criminal Code focusing on navigating statute law, including interpreting, understanding and applying criminal procedural requirements. The Criminal Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are examined with emphasis on arrest and release provisions. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-1166, LAW-166, LAW-1177.

LAW-1172  Law for Corrections  (3 Credits)  

This course covers the historical foundations of Canadian law and the process by which laws are developed. Included are the principles and purpose of sentencing as well as the sentencing instruments available to the court such as Discharges (with probation), Conditional Sentence Orders, and Incarceration. Early release from incarceration, both federal and provincial, via Parole and Temporary Absence are studied through the Correctional & Conditional Release Act, The Prison & Reformatories Act and the Alberta Corrections Act. Study of the Criminal Code is highlighted throughout this course with particular attention to search and seizure, use of force and Judicial Interim Release via Recognizance Orders and Peace Bonds. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIP) are studied from the perspective of victim-related legislation. Current legal issues in corrections will be explored with students expected to make written and classroom presentations. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to LAW-172.

LAW-1176  Criminal Offences  (3 Credits)  

An in-depth analysis and application of criminal offences including the statutory provisions, elements of the offence and relevant case law. The most common criminal offences as identified by current data are studied. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-1178, LAW-176.

Requisite courses: Take LAW-1167 (Required, Previous).

LAW-1177  Procedural Law in Canada  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the Criminal Code, Corrections and Conditional Release Act and other Federal Statutes focusing on statute law, including interpreting, understanding and applying criminal procedural requirements. The Criminal Code, Corrections and Conditional Release Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are examined with emphasis on offence classification, arrest, release, use of force, and self defence provisions. Case law will also be reviewed to emphasize the materials covered. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-1167, LAW-1166, LAW-166.

LAW-1178  Criminal and Correctional Offences  (3 Credits)  

An in-depth analysis and application of criminal offences including the statutory provisions, elements of the offence, relevant case law, and pertinent Acts and Regulations. The most common criminal offences as identified by current data are studied. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-1176, LAW-176.

Requisite courses: Take LAW-1177 (Required, Previous).

LAW-2254  Applied Law  (3 Credits)  

The practical application of previously obtained justice knowledge and training to situations likely to be encountered in a preliminary investigation. Selection and completion of all documentation appropriate to criminal prosecutions, with emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-254.

Requisite courses: Take LAW-1176 (Required, Previous).

LAW-2264  Courtroom Procedures  (3 Credits)  

An examination of the Canada Evidence Act and Rules of Evidence pertaining to testifying in criminal court. Addresses the roles of the prosecutor, defence counsel, investigator and witness with a focus on officer testimony in court. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to LAW-264.

Requisite courses: Take LAW-2254 or LAW-1161 (Required, Previous).