This course provides an introduction to criminal law – what it is, how it came into being, and the various offences and defences within Canada’s criminal legal system. Possible topics include: sources of criminal law in Canada; duty to act; voluntariness; negligent homicide; causation; strict and absolute liability; attempts; and a variety of criminal defences, including, mental disorder, mistake of fact, consent, provocation, and necessity. Prerequisites: CRIM 1013, CRIM 1023.