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Youth in Conflict

Students will examine the application of statutes affecting youth in conflict with the law from a philosophical, contemporary and historical perspective. As well, the context of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Young Offenders Act , Child and Family Services Act and other relevant legislation, detention, interviewing and processing through the court structure. The ability to summarize and appraise disposition alternatives and extra-judicial measures, which may be employed with a view to aiding and rehabilitating a young person while facilitating public safety and victim response, is developed.