Bigamyand its Significance in Canadian Criminology Introduction This paper addresses the problem of culture in relation to criminal law and how deviance is assessed in persons whose customs may break the law. The Criminal Code of Canada S.290 bans bigamy referring to a person in Canada, being married that goes through a ‘form of marriage with another person’ and S. 293 declares this a criminal offence. (CCC: 2009) A note appears on exception made for a person who has reason to believe a spouse has died and an interval of at least 7 years since contact with that person. Clearly, one is not to take a second spouse, and the origin of the law involves awareness of persons who will deceive other parties when they remarry. The law finds an...The end:
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