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There are several types of trespassing. This pamphlet focuses on how "trespass" is commonly used and understood as being in relation to property. The pamphlet answers the questions: What is trespass and when does it occur, what are the potential consequences of getting caught,, and what ar ethe laws regarding trespassing, to name just a few.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. It includes information about: Controlled Drugs And Substances Act; Possession; Getting Arrested; Defences Available; Possible Sentences For Possession. This resource can also be downloaded as a PDF.
It’s more common than you think. Shoplifting-related charges are routinely laid against people from all walks of life. This blog post from Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tushar K. Pain outlines the steps that may follow after being arrested for shoplifting.
The Criminal Code of Canada (C-46) provided by the Department of Justice Canada. This Act is also available to download as a PDF.
This tipsheet is produced by the Stride Advocacy Project. The Project works to strengthen community based advocacy that relates and navigates systems and institutions while creating “access without fear” spaces for marginalized and low income Edmontonians.
Organized Crime is one of five strategic priorities established by the RCMP. It is defined by Canada’s Criminal Code as crime committed by any group of at least three people that has as one of its main purposes or activities the facilitation or commission of one or more serious offences where the primary motive is profit.
This online publication from Department of Justice Canada describes the nature of stalking and ways of dealing with it. It can also be downloaded as a PDF and is available in four different languages (French, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish) by using the “Back to Publications” link and scrolling down the page (PDF - 20 pgs. 2003)
The Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security (formerly the Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption) studies transnational phenomena and normative issues at the intersections of crime, security and human rights, including legal regulation and intelligence governance in relation to terrorism and counter-terrorism. As a continuation of the former mandate of the Centre, special emphasis is placed on a transnational crime research node.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: What is Theft?; Defences to a Charge of Theft; Options once a Person has been Charged; Alternative Measures and Victim Offender Mediation Programs; What is Fraud?; What is the Offence of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime?; The Criminal Code Definition of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.