• Publication Date: November 15, 2023
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552217061
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552217078
  • 390 pages; 6" x 9"

Search and Seizure


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Product Description

Search and Seizure offers a comprehensive resource on section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a narrative format accessible to general readers, with close to exhaustive coverage for lawyers and judges. It deals with all aspects of section 8, including a “reasonable expectation of privacy,” the many sources in law authorizing a search or seizure, when such laws are reasonable under the Charter, and when a search or seizure is conducted in a reasonable manner. Authors Robert Diab and Chris Hunt also include a detailed account of how warrants are obtained and the law on executing them, how to challenge the validity of a search or seizure, and remedies for a breach of section 8. Its concision, accessibility, and scope make this an ideal book for students and jurists alike. 



Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Privacy and Why Does It Matter?

Chapter 2: An Overview of Section 8

Chapter 3: What Is a Search or Seizure?

Chapter 4: What Is a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

Chapter 5: Searches and Seizures Authorized by Law 1: Standard Warrant

Chapter 6: Searches and Seizures Authorized by Law 2: Other Authority

Chapter 7: When Is a Search Law Reasonable?

Chapter 8: When Is a Search Reasonably Conducted?

Chapter 9: Exclusion and Other Remedies for Unreasonable Search or Seizure

Table of Cases


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