Topic Discussion – Criminal Law in Canada
Criminal law in Canada like in any other country is inclusive of the operation of penal institutions, criminal law, criminal procedures and evidence, and police investigation. In a more precise manner, the term refers to substantive criminal law which is a body that forbids certain types of behaviors and imposes sanctions for illegal conducts.
The prohibitions that are contained in the criminal law are aimed at protecting the community or society at large and maintaining the widely accepted and ethical values of society. It therefore becomes the role of this law to ensure that all people in a country are upholding the law and behaving in accordance with the provisions of the law and social values. These society values include; protection of people against murder and assault crimes, protection of property against theft and fraud crimes, preservation of the public peace, preservation of the state, and preservation of morality.