Regulatory Offences

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(3650.03)  Seminar
Justice R. Libman; Adjunct Professor
3 credit(s)  2 hour(s);
Dscussion, Guest Speakers, Student Presentations and Student Participation.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

In this seminar students will learn the substantive and procedural aspects of regulatory offences, or public welfare or quasi-criminal offences as they are sometimes called. The course has a practical focus, examining matters that arise before courts, administrative tribunals, regulators and law enforcement agencies. Seminar topics will include: the classification of regulatory offences, evidence gathering techniques, the application of the Charter of Rights, and the unique nature of strict liability prosecutions, including the operation of the due diligence defence. Sentencing considerations and proposals for reform will be canvassed as well.