TEST Law 120 Chapter 9 Criminal Offences

Posted: January 9, 2018


Fri, Jan 12/18 9:40 am


Multiple Choice (11pts)

True/False (14pts)

Fill-in-the-Blanks (10marks)

Matching (5pts)

Short Answer (15pts)

Case Study (5pts)



1)  Identify the three different types of criminal offences. What is the distinguishing feature between them?

2)  Why do you think an accused, facing the possibility of a long prison term, has the option of a jury trial?

3)  Whose responsibility is it to determine how to treat a hybrid offence? What factors are taken into consideration when making this decision?

4)  Outline the four circumstances that will give rise to a charge of first degree murder.

5)  What is the actus reus of manslaughter? Include an example in your answer.

6)  Outline in detail the circumstances that must exist for a charge of first degree murder to be reduced to manslaughter.

7)  What three requirements did the Supreme Court of Canada establish in the Ewanchuk case as being essential in proving the actus reus of sexual assault? What two components are required for proof of mens rea according to Ewanchuk?

8)  Why are only certain motor vehicle offences found in the Criminal Code? Name three such offences. Where are most motor vehicle offences located?

9)  Proof of a driver's impairment can be derived from a variety of different sources. Identify at least six different ways this can be done.

10)  Give three examples of evidence that the Crown may use to prove the intention of the accused to traffic in controlled substances.