Presentation on theme: "While sitting in a sports bar, Rehan is approached by a stranger who offers to sell him a digital camera for $50. The camera is sealed in its original."— Presentation transcript:
While sitting in a sports bar, Rehan is approached by a stranger who offers to sell him a digital camera for $50. The camera is sealed in its original box and displays a price tag with the name of a local photography store. The stranger tells Rehan that a friend of his gave him the camera as a gift. The camera is stolen. a)What risk is Rehan exposing himself to by purchasing this item? Explain. b)Why can Rehan be charged with theft? c)If he is not guilty, what onus is on him?
Giles and Pauline are the divorced parents of Leigh, a 6-year-old girl. Leigh lives with her father, who has sole custody of her. During a scheduled one-day visit with her daughter, Pauline persuades Leigh to remain with her, after promising to take the child to Disney World instead of taking her home. Following the Disney World trip, Leigh continues to live with her mother in a nearby city. Giles does not know their whereabouts and has no word from either of them following the scheduled one-day visit. 1. The offence with which Pauline could be charged. 2. Possible defences against this charge that are available in law
Explain what is illegal in relation to prostitution Explain the ‘community standards test’ for deciding what is obscene in Canadian society Describe the street racing laws in Canada
Words, actions, images that go against moral values Supreme Court of Canada follows the “community standards test” when deciding what is obscene Art often targeted Ex. UNBC Child pornography – person who is or is depicted as being under 18 and is engaged in or depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity
Prostitution is legal in Canada Soliciting and keeping a bawdyhouse (place of prostitution) are illegal Soliciting – communicating in a pressing or persistent way for the purpose of prostitution Procuring – directing customers to services of prostitute or living off earnings Gov’t concerned about activities associated with prostitution Ex.?
Offence to own, occupy, manage a place that children use for sexual activity prohibited by the Criminal Code Offence to abandon or expose a child under 10 if endangering or permanent harm is likely New laws: national registry for dangerous sex offenders (2004), cyber-stalking (coming soon???)