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Encyclopedia > Criminal Code

A Criminal Code is a compilation of government laws that outline a nation's criminal offenses, and the maximum and minimum punishments that courts can impose upon offenders when such crimes are committed.


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Canadian Criminal Code - definition of Canadian Criminal Code in Encyclopedia (263 words)
It should be noted that the Canadian Criminal Code is not a code in the civil law meaning of the term, because it does present principles in any logical way.
It was based on a drafted code called "the Stephen Code", written by the Sir James Stephens as part of a Royal Commission in England in 1879.
By means of Charter Challenges, numerous sections of the code have been struck down as infringing on a constitutional right as defined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Reference re ss. 193 and 195.1(1)(C) of the criminal code (Man.), 1990 CanLII 105 (S.C.C.) (16196 words)
To render criminal the communicative acts of persons engaged in a lawful activity which is not shown to be harming anybody cannot be justified by the legislative objective advanced in its support.
The Criminal Code provision subject to attack in these proceedings clearly responds to the concerns of home-owners, businesses, and the residents of urban neighbourhoods.
He further added that if the provisions of the Criminal Code constituted infringements of rights and freedoms under the Charter then they were reasonable limits demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
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