LAS103 - Arrest, Search and Force

Outline info
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Last revision date 2017-11-21 11:36:06.792
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Subject Title
Arrest, Search and Force

Subject Description
Few subjects are as integral to the police and security roles as those of arrest, the use of force, and search. In these vital areas, the circumstances under which arrest is justified are discussed, together with the related topics of the use of force in arresting, the immediate search of the person arrested, and the rights of the person arrested. The protections available to the person arresting, and the various situations under which the accused person must be released or may be detained are studied. The broad function of the search of a person, place or vehicle with or without warrant is examined and the law as it pertains to the lawful use of force, and the limits placed on that use.

Credit Status
One credit in the Investigative Sciences and Police Studies Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1) Evaluate the law in regards to a citizen's and a peace officer's power of arrest.
2) Demonstrate your understand of the law in regards to compelling the appearance of the accused in court.
3) Assess the law in regards to the limitations on the use of force by citizens and peace officers.
4) Explain the law in regards to searching person and buildings without a search warrant.
5) Describe the law in regards to obtaining and executing a search warrant.
6) Show an understanding of the National Use of Force Response Options.
7) Examine the law as it pertains to use of force, and the limits placed upon it.
8) Evaluate tactical communications.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None.

Topic Outline
        1.    Course Objectives, Introductions, Definitions

        2.    Definitions, Charter of Rights, Basic Reasons for Arrest

        3.    Found Committing, Resonable Grounds, Citizens Power of Arrest

        4.    Citizens Power of Arrest, Section 494 (1) (2) and (3)

        5.    Techniques of Arrest, Arrest Warrants

        6.    Police Officers Powers of Arrest, Section 495 (2) "Shall not Arrest"

        7.    Police Officers Release, Officer in Charge Shall Release

        8.    Officer in Charge may Release, Show Cause Hearing

        9.    Warrantless Search Presumption, Charter of Rights

        10.  Search Incident to Arrest, Consent Search, Plain View Doctrine

        11.  Statute Search Authority without Warrant for Weapons/Drugs Obtaining Search Warrant

        12.  Use of Force Response Options, Awareness Levels, Subject Behaviours

        13.  Tactical Communication

Mode of Instruction
Online:  All class work is completed in a fully online environment.  Students do not attend any classes on campus; however, the final exam must be written in-person at the Test Centre of the College at which you registered. . If you are unable to do so, please make alternative arrangements through the College at which you registered. 

Students interested in pursuing online studies must have strong time management skills and regular access to a home or office computer with an Internet connection and web access.

The online delivery of this subject may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussion, interaction with your instructor, and online activities.

Students must achieve a passing grade in both the term work and the final exam of 50% to pass this course.

Prescribed Texts
On-Line Delivery Mode:

Martin's Annual Criminal Code, 2016 Student + CD;
By Edward L., Greenspan & Marc Rosenberg, Canada Law Book Inc., ISBN#978-0-88804-738-0

Basic Police Powers: Arrest and Search Procedures, 4th Edition
By Gino Aracro, Emond Montgomery , ISBN# 9781552392881

Reference Material
Basic Police Powers, 4th edition
By Gino Arcaro, Emond Montgomery Publications, ISBN#9781552392881

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXCExcellent
SATSatisfactory
UNSATUnsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Final Examination Requirements:

To pass this subject, students must achieve the learning outcomes specified in this subject outline.  Students must achieve a passing grade in both the term work and the final exam of 50% to pass this course.


Grading Scheme LAS103:

Online:
Case Law Assignment 20%
Test 1 20%
Test 2 20 %
Participation 10%
Final Exam 30%  - students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 50% on the final exam               in order to pass this course.                                                                                                                                           


For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy  http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy/acpol-08.html


Student Success
In-Class and Blended
Please come prepared to participate in class. Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Online
Please access the course every week (or more) and keep up with assigned readings. Make sure you participate in online discussions and hand in any assigned work on time. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Approved by: Sandra Noble