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Law (LAWS)

Department of Law
Faculty of Public Affairs

LAWS 4308 [0.5 credit]


Theories of sentencing, current sentencing laws and practices, perceptions of sentencing. Data on sentencing practice across Canada. Reforms in other jurisdictions. Critical review of the Canadian Sentencing Commission. Multidisciplinary approach using research and theory in law, criminology, social psychology and sociology.
Prerequisites: LAWS 2004 and fourth-year Honours standing. This course may not be taken by students who have completed the course as a special topics course.
Seminars three hours a week.

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