AuthorKent Roach
ProfessionFaculty of Law and Centre of Criminology. University of Toronto

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Criminal law is enacted and applied in Canada in an increasingly complex constitutional framework that is examined in chapter 2. The basic elements of criminal and regulatory offences are the prohibited act and the required fault element, which are examined in chapters 3 and 5, respectively. Chapter 4 examines how criminal offences are expanded by various provisions prohibiting attempted and unfulfilled crimes and participation as an accomplice in crimes. Special provisions governing regulatory offences and corporate crime are examined in chapter 6. Various defences to crimes are examined in subsequent chapters, including intoxication (chapter 7), mental disorder and automatism (chapter 8), and self-defence, necessity...

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