Learning Canadian Criminal Law, 13th Edition
By: Don Stuart, B.A., LL.B., Dipl. In Criminology, D. Phil., Steve Coughlan
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-6443-0
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 1320 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2015-03-06
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $175.00

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This comprehensive text provides vital background information and a coherent structure for understanding the law. Focusing on the substantive aspects of the criminal justice system and the trial context, this casebook covers the adversary system, how the elements of crime are proven, defences and sentencing practices. Features include a concentration on the main sources (including the Criminal Code), key judicial decisions and critical review, judicious editing of the increasingly lengthy reasons for judgment in major cases, an extended introductory section and problems based on actual decisions or designed to provoke thought on current social issues.
About the Author
Don Stuart, B.A., LL.B., Dipl. in Criminology, D. Phil., is Professor of Law at Queen's University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Reports (law report series, Carswell) and of the National Judicial Institute, Criminal Essentials e-letter. He is the author of Canadian Criminal Law: A Treatise, 7th Ed. 2014 (Carswell) and Charter Justice in Canadian Criminal Law, 6th Ed. 2014 (Carswell) and co-author of Learning Canadian Criminal Law and Learning Canadian Criminal Procedure.
Steve Coughlan has been at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University since 1992, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure, among other subjects. He has received a number of awards for his teaching, including the Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching and the Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award. He is a co-editor of the Criminal Reports and of the National Judicial Institute's Criminal Law Essentials e-Letter. Prior to joining the faculty at Dalhousie he worked for the Law Reform Commission of Canada Criminal Procedure Project and for the Metro Community Law Clinic.