This course introduces the concept of evidence in the Canadian criminal context, including evidence gathering by police and the use of evidence in the courtroom. Students will learn what evidence is, how and why courts and legislatures have developed rules about its use in trials, and how these rules have impacted the manner in which police can collect evidence. In particular, students will learn about how the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms limits police powers in all aspects of the evidence-gathering process, including in searches, surveillance, interrogations, and undercover operations.
Note: Prerequisite JUST 1101, JUST 1102
Restricted to Justice