Canadian Criminal Justice - PFP101
This course is designed to introduce the student to the historical, social, cultural, and legal factors necessary for an understanding of how justice is administered in Canada. Topics include: origins of law, order and social control in society, the emergence of dispute settlement mechanisms, the evolution of social legal behaviour with accompanying structures or systems, and applied research methods. The historical, contemporary, and probable future of each of the components of the legal and the justice systems will be presented. The dynamics of the interaction between society, the individual, and the inter-related components of the criminal justice system will be examined. The course will also introduce some contemporary criminological findings as well as cover major concepts, issues, and debates surrounding society`s approach to crime and justice.