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Sneak Peek at New Forensics Complex

Jim Wigmore had low expectations when he started his tour of the new Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex in Toronto. The author of “Wigmore on Alcohol,” forensic scientist, speaker, webinar presenter, expert witness and blogger recalls working in the Grosvenor Street Coroners facility when it was new. Wigmore could not help but be impressed, however. […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Investigative Detention”

“Investigative Detention” – Police officers may detain an individual if there are reasonable grounds to suspect in all the circumstances that the individual is connected to a particular crime and that the detention is reasonably necessary on an objective view of the circumstances. Investigative Detention can trigger Charter rights issues under ss. 8, 9, 10(a) […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Random Virtue Testing”

“Random Virtue Testing” — A form of entrapment, in which a law enforcement officer induces someone to commit an offence he would not otherwise be likely to commit. It can be the basis for a defence against a criminal charge. In the leading case of R. v. Barnes, [1991] 1 S.C.R. 449, “buy and bust” […]

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