Police Powers

Course Code: PFP 207

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course will examine various pieces of Federal and Provincial legislation dealing with police arrest, search and seizure authorities. These powers will be critically discussed within the framework of pertinent sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The impact on Canadian Criminal Procedure focusing on citizen and police arrest and release authorities, including search and seizure, with and without warrant, police discretion and its implications will be discussed. This course will enable the student to critically examine the use of force within the context of existing legislation while becoming familiar with police terminology and the application of procedures required by police officers to affect arrest and release.