Misrepresenting the data on crime

September 24, 2023

Post #226 950 words; 4 minutes to read Summary: Recent media reports alleging serious problems of rising crime are not consistent with the actual data reported by Statistics Canada. Major media (such as The Globe and Mail and National Post)...

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Rethinking Canada’s carceral system

August 9, 2023

Post #223 700 words; 3 minutes to read Summary: A report from the Anti-Police Power Surrey makes three arguments in favour of a smaller criminal justice and penal system in Canada By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor Many debates in criminal justice...

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Prisoner Experience: The reality of bail in Canada

July 17, 2023

Post #222 500 words, 2 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Gilliam Sherman. This post is a statement by Rachel Fayter as part of a recent press conference addressing the real issues in bail reform.  Ms Fayter is a...

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Why facts don’t change minds

July 10, 2023

Post #221 900 words; 4 minutes to read Summary:  Discusses several myths about the about the relationship between scientific evidence and human decision-making, and suggests alternative insights for effective research communication and impact.     Criminal justice is a field with...

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Many issues in provincial jails in Nova Scotia

June 28, 2023

Post #220 850 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Gillian Sherman. Summary: A report by the East Coast Prison Justice Society shows that there are serious and persistent problems with conditions in Nova Scotia jails, exacerbated...

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Youth criminal justice – Good progress but more to do

June 9, 2023

Post #219 1000 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer law student Hannah Lee. Summary: The Youth Criminal Justice Act led to many improvements but some substantial challenges remain. By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor John Howard Society Week...

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Indigenized prison programs: A human right, but not a solution

May 8, 2023

Post #217 950 words; 4 minutes to read.   By Justin Tetrault, University of Alberta.   Summary: Access to appropriate programs for Indigenous prisoners in Canada is inadequate even though these important programs will not resolve the issues related to over-representation...

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