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The CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. What are some examples?. Indictable offence: serious criminal offences under Canada’s Criminal Code. Indictable offences. EXAMPLES: murder acts of terrorism robbery (over a certain amount) drug trafficking certain types of sexual assault violence.

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The criminal justice process

The CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS


The criminal justice process

  • What are some examples?

Indictable offence:serious criminal offences under Canada’s Criminal Code


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Indictable offences

EXAMPLES:

  • murder

  • acts of terrorism

  • robbery (over a certain amount)

  • drug trafficking

  • certain types of sexual assault

  • violence


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What about these crimes?


The criminal justice process

  • What are some examples?

Summary offence:minor criminal offence under Canada’s Criminal Code


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Summary offences

EXAMPLES:

  • causing a disturbance

  • harassment (telephone calls- work)

  • Driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission

  • trespassing

  • communicating to obtain the services of a prostitute


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The Courts/Trial


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Murder of Reena Virk Case

Nov 14, 1997

Victoria, B.C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX0pjKkZaOQ


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What: On 14 November 1997, 14 year old Reena Virk was swarmed and beaten by a group of 8 teenagers in Victoria, B.C., at the south end of the Craigflower Bridge. After the beating, bloodied and bruised, Virk made her way across the bridge to head home. Two of the original attackers, Warren Glowatski and Kelly Ellard, followed Virk to the other end of the bridge to assault her again. Ellard allegedly held Virk’s head under water for several minutes until she drowned.


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The Facts: VICTIM

  • ReenaVirk’s body was found 8 days after she was beaten

  • She was 14 years old


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The Facts

  • Kelly Ellard (15 years old at time of crime)

  • Accused of murdering ReenaVirk


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The Facts

  • Warren Glowatski (16 years old at time of crime)

  • Accused of murdering ReenaVirk


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The Facts

  • 6 girls (14-16 years old at time of crime)

  • Accused of assault causing bodily harm


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The Trial


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Adversarial System

JUDGE

The CROWN

(prosecution)

Warren Glowatski: DEFENDANT


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Adversarial System

Two opponents:

  • CROWN vs. DEFENDANT (roles?)

  • PROSECUTION vs. DEFENCE

  • Each side will argue his/her case

  • Based on evidence, the “truth” will emerge


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The Courts/Trial


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  • http://www.courts.ns.ca/jwise/index.html#beginMovie


Civil law

CIVIL LAW


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CIVIL LAW:What is meant by the cartoons? What is the tone of the cartoons?What does it say about Civil Law? Can you think of Civil law judges?


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