CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

This course provided a critical examination and overview of the structure and operation of the Canadian Criminal Justice System - its specific components (police, criminals, courts, corrections), objectives and functions.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15





Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Overview of the Criminal Justice System
- Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in Canada
- Crime Control Philosophy and Criminal Justice Policy
- Trends and Patterns of Crime in Canada
- Police Operations and Issues in Canadian Policing
- Pre-trial Criminal Procedures
- The Courts and Criminal Trial Procedure
- Sentencing and Punishment
- Alternatives to Prison and Corrections in Canada
- Community Reintergration
- Contemporary Challenges in Canadian Justice System
- Youth Justice


Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Describe the Criminal Justice System in Canada and the interrelationships between police, courts and corrections;
- Summarize the relationship between crime, criminal justice and the Canadian public; and,

- Demonstrate critical and analytical skills in discussions of the Criminal Justice System


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.