Crimes Against People in Canada

Offences Against the Person

Offences against the person are contained in Part VIII of the Criminal Code, which also contains offences related to reputation. This part of the Code contains a large number of offences including assault offences, killing offences, negligence offences, and kidnapping offences. It also includes other common offences such as uttering threats and criminal harassment. Offences against the person contains all offences where the principle subject matter of the offence is a person. 

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In criminal cases, there are very strict rules governing what evidence can be used and how it can be used.

The rights enjoyed of all those within Canada are contained in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Criminal procedure is the process by which an accused person is arrested and brought through the justice system.

Sentencing refers to the punishment that is ordered when an individual is found guilty of a criminal offence.

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Offences in Canada are listed in the Criminal Code. They include crimes related to people, vehicles and weapons.