Recent developments in Canadian criminal law

Date of this Version

January 1995

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only

Colvin, Eric (1995). Recent developments in Canadian criminal law. Criminal Law Journal , Vol. 19, Iss. 3, pp. 139-151.


This review focuses on decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada with respect to substantive criminal law. It covers selected decisions on the concepts and principles of the common law of criminal responsibility and decisions on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Issues discussed include fundamental justice and levels of culpability, scope of fault requirements, causation, the distinction between crimes and regulatory offences, the nature of objective tests, the concept of intent, insanity and intoxication.

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