Course Catalogue

MPUR: Child Abduction - Applicable Legislation and Charging Guidelines

MPUR: Child Abduction - Applicable Legislation and Charging Guidelines

While the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) defines offences related to child abduction, there is other legislation in place that can help define access and custody rights, identify the rights of a left behind parent, and aid in the recovery of a missing child whether domestically or internationally.

MPUR: Child Abduction - Applicable Legislation and Charging Guidelines will provide investigators with an overview of the various types of legislation in place related to child abduction, as well as the information and knowledge they need to determine when criminal charges may be appropriate and what approvals are required prior to laying charges.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Cite the definition of Parental Child Abduction and related Criminal Code Offences
  • Cite the definition of Stranger Child Abduction and related Criminal Code Offences
  • Examine the process involved in an application under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of various agencies involved in Child Abduction investigations

Target Audience

This course is designed for all police, law enforcement and civilians (i.e. who may be involved in a missing child investigation.

Content Provider

The content for this course was provided by RCMP National Missing Children Operations and the Department of Justice Canada.


Price: $50.00

Content Provider: RCMP National Missing Children Operations

Language: English / French

Length: 1 hour


Release Date: 2013-01-04