INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Jane Lothian Murray
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:30 to 1:00 or by appt.
TEXTBOOK Griffiths, Curt. Canadian Criminal Justice :A Primer 3rd Ed.
Paciocco, David Getting Away With Murder:The Canadian
Criminal Justice System
Assigned readings on Webct
The primary objective of this course will be to examine the various interrelated
components (police, courts and corrections) of the Canadian Criminal Justice
System and to develop an understanding of the roles played by those who work
within this system. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining both the
strengths and limitations of the justice system as well critically examining the
policy and program changes directed at improving the existing justice system.
ONLINE COURSE ORIENTATION:
Students are required to attend a 1 hour orientation session on Tuesday
September 16th from 6 – 7:30 pm in Room 3C12. This session will include hands-
on instruction on Webct, guidelines for managing online course materials and
instructions on assignment submissions.
The primary method of instruction will be online lectures and discussion groups.
Video lectures will also be used on occasion.
Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following evaluations:
Discussion Groups as assigned 15%
Court Observation Due on: January 15th 10%
Reaction paper February 13th
Final Exam TBA
Tests are not cumulative. Students will be responsible for both the lecture
material and assigned readings. Each test will consist of multiple choice and