This advanced criminal law class examines legal issues that commonly arise in relation to criminal sexual offences. Topics will include: consent and mistaken belief in consent; failure to disclose HIV+ status; access to the complainant’s counselling and other records; the use of text messages and other private records in cross-examination; admissibility of evidence of the complainant’s prior sexual history; prior complaint and recent fabrication; admissibility of similar fact evidence; child pornography and obscenity; sex offender registry/ community notification provisions; and forensic psychiatric evidence.
Criminal Law II: Sexual Offences
Justice S. Chapman & M. Dineen; Adjunct Professors
3 credit(s) 3 hour(s);
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement