CRJS 427: Civil Liberties and Individual Rights Report a Broken Link

Welcome to Criminal Justice 427: Civil Liberties and Individual Rights, a three-credit, senior-level course that examines human rights from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The course explores the origin and necessity for human rights within Canada's legal system in order to maintain our liberal, democratic, pluralist society. As a course in Athabasca University's Criminal Justice program, the focus of Criminal Justice 427 is on the importance of human rights within law enforcement and the criminal justice system. In addition, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has had a profound impact on Canadian law, and Criminal Justice 427 helps students to understand the importance and significance of human rights within the Canadian legal system.

Required Readings


Unit 1


Unit 2


Unit 3


Unit 5


Unit 6


Unit 10


Assignment 2: Case 1
R. v. Côté
Assignment 2: Case 2
R. v. Harrison