This course examines general aspects of Canadian case law and legislation as they apply to the field of corrections and, in particular, the legislative acts and regulations specific to corrections. Students will consider the role of correctional staff in light of specific legislation, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Criminal Code, the Alberta Corrections Act, the federal Corrections and Conditional Release Act, and others. Topics will include the relationship between sentencing and corrections, inmate and victim rights, how legislation and case law govern the role of the corrections officer, and how case law has addressed systemic problems such as the overrepresentation of Indigenous offenders in the correctional setting.
Note: Prerequisite JUST 1101, JUST 1102
Restricted to Justice