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Law Enforcement And Investigation Ontario College Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    This program will provide a broad knowledge of the nature of crime, the justice system in Canadian society and will develop skills in prevention, investigations, detection and intervention. This certificate program will be of interest to persons who are already employed in the field of law enforcement and investigation who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills and to those who wish to explore possible future employment opportunities in law enforcement.
  • Academic Title
    Law Enforcement And Investigation Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    LAW1020      Introduction to Law
    Description: The student will receive an introduction to Canadian law and the legal system by becoming familiar with the language of the law and terminology used throughout the administration of justice. Recognition of how 'law' is established through judicial and legislative authority will be gained and the concepts and principles which form the structure of both civil and criminal law will be learned.. The foundation of all government authority will be examined through an introduction to the Constitution Act, 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms. Completion of this course will serve as the framework for the more practical applications of law developed in the progressive semesters.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW1060     Canadian Criminal Justice System
    Description: Providing an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role and organization of Canadian law enforcement services, this course examines the operation of the criminal justice system. Each of the major components from enforcement through the courts and correctional services will be explored.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW1210     Criminology
    Description: This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity. The reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact on theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future trends within the system.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW2110     Interviewing And Investigations For The Private Sector
    Description: In this course, students will learn the key fundamentals to be successful as an investigator. The focal topics of this course are the investigation process, understanding evidence, and interviewing techniques. Students will learn how and why different interviews are conducted as well as an exploration of the behavioural sciences truth verification techniques.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: Program Option
        
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 180 Hours

    Elective Courses:

    LAW1050     Security Practices I

    Hours: 54
    Credits: 4

    LAW1080     Criminal Law And Civil Law

    Description: Enabling students to analyze the elements of an offence, to classify offences and to identify possible defenses in criminal cases, this course also teaches students to analyze the rights and obligations of citizens in areas of civil law. The student will recognize the responsibilities and limitations of citizens in light of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: LAW1020

    LAW1140     Powers, Authorities And Liabilities In The Private Sector
    Description: The course is designed to focus on the authorities and liabilities of a private sector investigator. The course will examine in detail the Private Investigator and Security Guards Act as well as provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Criminal Code of relevance to private sector investigators. The course will examine tort liabilities identify legal concerns; explore ethical issues and professional standards; review evidence issues; and review litigation issues of special significance to private investigators, including private prosecutions, private search warrants, privilege of investigation reports and evidence.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW1150     Provincial And Federal Statutes

    Description: This course will introduce students to provincial and federal statutes most commonly encountered by law enforcement personnel. Offences created by provincial and federal statutes pervade all areas of life. Students will examine a variety of Statutes including the Trespass to Property Act, Liquor License Act, Tenant Protection Act, Environmental Protection Act, Criminal Code, Immigration Act. Students will learn to navigate through the legislation using a variety of hands-on exercises and scenarios leading ultimately to a mock trial in an actual court room.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: LAW1080

    LAW1170     Investigation And Evidence
    Description: In this course students will examine the requirements of a continuing investigation. Students learn the rules of evidence and develop the ability to apply said rules in the collection and presentation of evidence in a court of law. Forensic requirements, statute law and other related issues are emphasized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: LAW1160

    LAW1190     Information Security
    Description: This course is taught in a computer lab and will introduce students to the field of high technology crime. Students will learn how learn the basic components of computer systems, networks and related devices. The students will learn what makes systems vulnerable to attack and principles of how to secure them. The student will also learn computer system incident response and how to investigate computer crime.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW1220     Loss Prevention And Risk Management
    Description: Crime and Loss Prevention Strategies is dedicated to the Investigator, Guard and Protection Officer for all workplace environments, both public and private sector. Focal topics covered are Risk Management, Theory and applications; Forensic Accounting; Industrial/Corportate/Retail/Private Loss Prevention Techniques; Civil Recovery; Shrinkage; and Apprehensions. This course is recommended for the Small Business/Business Manager, and students of Business, Law or Legal Studies.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW1400     Introduction to Municipal Law Enforcement
    Description: This course is designed for any person who wishes to explore a career opportunity in the field of municipal law enforcement, more commonly known as by-law enforcement. The course will examine the structure of municipal government in Ontario as a basis to understand how and why by-laws are created and the relationship to provincial legislation. The course will also discuss the various levels of authority that municipal law enforcement officers require to perform their duties, with specific reference to the Provincial Offences Act and the Police Services Act and will also explore the relationship to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code of Canada. The course will also explore the various pieces of provincial legislation that affect how municipal by-laws are structured and how enforcement officers administer and enforce such by-laws, including the Municipal Act, Building Code Act and Planning Act, as well as various court decisions. Finally the course will discuss conducting investigations and gathering evidence relative to municipal law enforcement as well as provide an overview of the process to initiate a prosecution for non-compliance with municipal by-laws.

    This course can also serve as a good refresher course for anyone currently employed in the field of municipal law enforcement and wishes to further enhance his/her skill set.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LAW2230     Crime Prevention
    Description: This course introduces the student to crime prevention theory and practice in both the community and corporate environments. Crime prevention will be explored from determining root cause through all levels response. Students will be introduced to CPTED strategies, retail loss prevention strategies and community crime prevention.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OLRN1010     First Nations People (Internet)
    Description: Students will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    PLCE2080     Conflict Management
    Description: This course is designed to develop the ability of the participant to intervene in conflict and crisis situations with competence and confidence. The conflict situation will be examined from its inception through intervention by either police or other law enforcement agencies. Various problem-solving skills and non-violent intervention techniques are discussed along with intervention strategies directed toward specific incidents. Behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters are analyzed and the appropriate legal responses to these encounters are learned. These responses emphasize both officer and public/client safety through awareness and preparation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    SOC2010     Youth in Conflict with the Law
    Description: This course will enable the student to examine and analyze, in the context of the Young Offenders Act (1982) and other relevent legislation, the detention, interviewing and processing through the court structure of young offenders. In addition, the student will be able to summarize and appraise disposition alternatives which may be employed with a view to aiding and rehabilitating a young offender while facilitating public safety and victim response, if applicable.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: LAW1060, LAW1180

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