Course Description

This overview of the Canadian legal system emphasizes the legal matters of interest to security personnel. Topics include: the Canadian court system; criminal law and evidence; contract, company and real property law, including the protection of technology and information; labour law and collective bargaining; and laws regulating the security industry.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Take advantage of the Canadian court system to ensure that organizational assets are protected and that there is appropriate recovery of losses
  • Conduct legal research on security related topics
  • Establish a security program and conduct investigations which comply with human rights principles including harassment, drug testing, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and privacy legislation
  • Establish a security program and conduct investigations which comply with the precepts of the criminal law including arrest, searches and seizures
  • Describe the effects of civil law on a security program including liability, contracts and the principles of intellectual property
  • Develop a policy and procedures for the conduct of an internal investigation applying the principles of human resource and labour laws and protecting the rights of both the employer and the employee
  • Gather evidence and prepare it for introduction at trial or a hearing



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