I Am More Than a Criminal Record

March 7, 2019 |

This post is about 800 words and can be read in 3-4 minutes. Although most people think that the court sentence is the hardest part of being convicted of a crime, for many of the millions of Canadians who have...

Read More

High rates of child abuse among Canadians in jail

February 23, 2019 |

This post is 700 words and can be read in about 3 minutes. Canadian jails and prisons are full of people who experienced various forms of abuse while they were themselves children, according to a summary of research recently published...

Read More

Cons and Kernels – 1

January 24, 2019 |

By Emily O’Brien. This post is about 500 words and can be read in 2-3 minutes. My name is Emily O’Brien, and this is the first in a few posts that John Howard is going to put on their site...

Read More

Editorial: Time for action on pardons!

January 21, 2019 | ,

This post is 600 words and can be read in 2-3 minutes. Three years ago Ralph Goodale promised ‘fairness’ with reforms to Criminal Records Act – it’s time to make good on that promise Almost 4 million people in Canada...

Read More

Do prosecutors have too much discretion?

January 14, 2019 |

This post is about 750 words and can be read in 3 minutes. More than 90% of criminal charges in Canada never go to trial.  They are either dropped by the Crown or the accused pleads guilty to something.  This...

Read More

Media portrayals of crime create problems

January 7, 2019 |

This post is 900 words and can be read in about 4 minutes Emotional public reactions to crime have always played an important role in shaping criminal justice.  This post draws from ten recent studies (listed and linked at the...

Read More