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Grade 11: Law: Criminal Law & Procedures

All Canadians should know about the historical development and philosophical foundations of our legal system. People need to develop respect for the law, an understanding of its relevance to everyday life, and an appreciation of the benefits of a dynamic

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Structure of the Court

The Ontario Court of Justice explains how the criminal court is structured and how Ontario is divided into regions that are each served by their own regional senior judge or justice.

Youth Criminal Justice Act Summary and Background

The Department of Justice gives and in-depth summary and background for those who want to know about the Youth Criminal Justice Act. There are also charts and graphs included to demonstrate how changes in the Act have affected youth sentencing and crime rates as the Act has evolved from the Young Offenders Act (1984) to present day.

Try Judging

An interactive resource that allows you to use knowledge learned in class to try judging mock trails and cases by being put in the judges' shoes. To access the activity click on "try judging" and select the channel/case that you want to judge.

Guide to the Criminal Justice System

A guide from the Canadian Department of Justice to help victims understand the Criminal Justice Process. Includes a glossary of legal definitions.

Structure of the Courts

Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association explains how the courts are structured in Canada. Use links in the "Justice System" and "The Judiciary" tabs to explore how judges are selected for the Supreme Court and more.

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