Lifetime Effects of a Criminal Record

September 22, 2017 |

A criminal conviction is much more than the sentence It’s commonly believed that the consequence of being convicted of a crime lies in the sentence imposed by a judge.  “Do the crime, do your time”, one often hears.  But as...

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Major Changes to Ontario Jails Recommended

September 22, 2017 |

Major changes in Ontario corrections recommended On January 1, 2017, following a series of media stories involving prisoners held in segregation or solitary confinement for long periods, the Ontario government commissioned Howard Sapers, former federal Correctional Investigator, to do a...

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Bryan Stevenson: A Leading Civil Rights Voice

September 21, 2017 |

Reflecting on Bryan Stevenson: How a Criminal Lawyer Became the Leading Civil Rights Voice of Our Time The field of criminal justice is often in need of moral leadership. While Bryan Stevenson is focused on the U.S. system, his message...

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Forgiveness: The Margot Van Sluytman story

September 21, 2017 |

Victims and Forgiveness Crime often causes suffering, which is one of the factors leading to demands for harsh punishments.  Yet some of the most remarkable crime stories come from victims who have been able to take a different approach, leading...

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Overuse of Prison Around the World

September 21, 2017 |

International studies. From time to time we will post material about criminal justice in other countries.  Canadians hear most about the United States, and it is likely that American trends and practices have had a strong effect on what happens...

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What This Blog is About

September 21, 2017 |

Purposes, what to expect, how to participate, copyright and reproduction Why this blog? Crime and criminal justice are topics of great interest to people.  They are frequently reported in the news, a common subject of public conversation, and therefore of...

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Inside Canada’s Corrections System

November 16, 2016 |

Article from TVO Air Date: Nov 16, 2016 The Ontario government recently appointed Howard Sapers, the federal correctional investigator, to look into the use of segregation – generally known as solitary confinement – and ways to improve the province’s prison...

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