Criminal Justice and Society

Course Code GNED-304
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

This course examines the practices and procedures of the criminal justice system within the context of Canadian society. Students will explore criminal justice matters such as policing (interrogation and evidence collection), trial preparation and practices (evidence evaluation, plea-bargaining, juries) and individuals with legal power (prosecutors, defense lawyers, witnesses), linking them to social issues related to race, class and gender. Through case studies, students will also develop their critical analysis skills by evaluating a number of topics and their relation to the criminal justice system such as mental health, addition, youth crime, violence against women and psychopathy.

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