BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-140 - Criminal Justice Studies I - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-140 - Criminal Justice Studies I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System (CJS). Learners will study the structure and jurisdictions of the different levels of government and will follow an offender through the judicial process. Learners will be able to describe powers and authorities involving non-Indigenous and Indigenous offenders and options available for sentencing in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous justice systems.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • demonstrate an understanding of the Canadian criminal law and its interplay with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

    • describe the fundamentals of the criminal code;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the various levels of government associated with the criminal justice system, including community-based bylaws and band resolutions in Indigenous communities.

    • explain the activities and responsibilities of police agencies, tribal police, the court system and corrections;

    • describe police powers of detention, arrest, use of force, search and seizure;

    • describe Indigenous methods of justice;

    • describe alternatives to incarceration; and

    • attend Indigenous court and non- indigenous court systems during a classroom outing.

    Text and Materials:
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T5:00PM - 8:00PM03 Sep 202410 Dec 2024