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Homicide Laws (Youth) Laws in Canada

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Youth Homicide Laws: Categories and Sentences

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Homicide Laws (Youth) - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Culpable homicide

Murder, manslaughter or infanticide where the death was caused by an intentional act or criminal negligence.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Reasonable doubt

The Supreme Court of Canada has said that reasonable doubt “falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of probabilities” and “that something less than absolute certainty is required, and that something more than probable guilt is required."


A person is not guilty of an offence if they reasonably believe on reasonable grounds that force was being used against them or another person. or that a threat of force was made. They can act in self defence to protect themselves or the other person, as long as their actions are reasonable in the circumstances.

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Tagged With: Youth Criminal Justice
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Code Citations: s.222 (1) , s.231 , s.233 , s.234
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