LAW 102

The Criminal Law Process

Units: 2.0

An introduction to criminal law, both substantive and procedural. Canvasses: the social, political and constitutional context in which the criminal justice system operates; significant aspects of police and prosecutorial powers in the pre-trial and trial process; substantive criminal law, including theory and doctrine behind the concepts of mens rea, actus reus and justifications and excuses; the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on both criminal procedure and substantive criminal law.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 102, LAW 102I.
  • Full year course: 60 hours.

Undergraduate course in Law offered by the Faculty of Law.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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