Legal Components in a Forensic Investigation
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Fraud investigators engage in just about any type of investigation, including criminal or civil, and must always work within the limits of the law. Students are introduced to the rules of statutory, civil and criminal laws relevant to the conduct of forensic investigations. They gain an understanding of the Canadian legal system and familiarize themselves with the rules of evidence; federal and provincial statutory, civil and common law systems; the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; the court systems in Canada; and the Canadian Criminal Code and the Criminal Justice System. Differences between direct and circumstantial evidence are also explored.