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FSCT 7001 - Forensic Applications of Criminal Law 1: Legal Procedures

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The Canadian criminal justice system is an adversarial system which pits the accused person against the State. The adversarial process follows a well-defined series of procedural steps from initial complaint to verdict and sentencing. This course provides a detailed examination of the legal procedures that govern criminal proceedings in Canada including the tendering of evidence by both Crown and defence, with a particular emphasis on issues applicable to forensic investigators and technicians.

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$767.09

Fall 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 33200

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 BBY NE01 Rm. 405

Instructor

Vicki Williams

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$767.09

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For students registered in the DFC (Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity) option. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants Fiona or Julia @ bcit_forensics@bcit.ca.For details on the textbook and course materials required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 40240

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:40 BBY SE06 Rm. 109

Instructor

Brent Bagnall

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$767.09

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. NOTE: For students registered in the CIA (Crime & Intelligence Analysis) and FSO (Forensic Science) options ONLY. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants Fiona or Julia @ bcit_forensics@bcit.ca. For details on the textbook and course materials required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the initial stages of a criminal prosecution including: how a complaint comes to be investigated, the Crown counsel charge assessment standard and Crown discretion in determining what, if any charges are prosecuted, and the essential differences between the roles of investigators on one hand and prosecutors on the other.
  • Outline the fundamental legal principles that must govern all criminal trials in Canada, and the respective roles of Crown Counsel and defence counsel.
  • Outline and interpret the differences between Summary and Indictable offences in the Criminal Code and discuss the modes of trial available to an accused person depending on the type of offence they are facing.
  • Discriminate between the Criminal Code sections dealing with compelling the attendance of an accused person to court.
  • Outline the law of Judicial Interim Release (bail) with particular regard to the legal principles and practical aspects pre-trial release, the role the investigation of the offence plays in judicial interim release proceedings, and the inter-relationship between the result of a bail hearing (detention or release) and the timing and object of any ongoing investigation.
  • Outline, in detail, all procedural aspects related to the Preliminary Inquiry, the purpose or goal of a preliminary inquiry from both Crown and defence perspectives, and the impact on witnesses including forensic professionals.
  • Outline each procedural element of a criminal trial (jury trials and Judge alone trials) from the opening statement through to verdict and sentencing.
  • Compare various perspectives of the Canadian criminal justice system other than those of counsel for the Crown and defence, and why the honesty and good faith of the investigators and consequent integrity of the criminal investigation is crucial to our system.
  • Analyze trial strategies and tactics used by both Crown and defence counsel.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

FSCT 7001 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  5. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  8. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2019

Books for Fall 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

PT 33200

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Martin's Pocket Criminal Code 2020
Author Martin
Copyright 2019
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-77989-076-7
Price $63.95
Required

PT 40240 (BAGNALL)

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Martin's Pocket Criminal Code 2020
Author Martin
Copyright 2019
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-77989-076-7
Price $63.95
Required

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