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CRM-131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An introduction to the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections. Analysis of the patterns of crime and victimization, police discretion and decision-making; criminal sentencing; correctional institutions and community-based models; and the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system are also examined.


  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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