A model of misinformation – The CSC Annual Report

January 13, 2021 |

Post # 160 About 900 words; 3-4 minutes to read. Transparency is an often used word but seldom observed practice in government.  Nowhere is this contradiction between theory and practice more evident than in the annual report of the Correctional...

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Action on Solitary Confinement

November 29, 2020 |

Post # 157 For the last two weeks, John Howard Canada has partnered with several other organizations to promote awareness of the problem of solitary confinement in Canada’s prisons.  Notwithstanding several court decisions and new legislation last year, the problems...

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The desire to punish

November 18, 2020 |

Post #155 660 words; 3 minutes to read One of the biggest debates in criminal justice is about the role of punishment.  But an important question is where does the desire to punish come from, a desire that seems  to...

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Rethinking violent crime

November 9, 2020 |

Post #154 950 words; 4 minutes to read Many discussions of crime treat so-called ‘violent crimes’ as a special subset that deserves a different, and harsher, response. But there are compelling reasons to be dubious about this distinction.  Many of...

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Harms of remand – evidence from Denmark

October 21, 2020 |

Post #153 650 words; 3 minutes to read The majority (about 60%) of people held in provincial jails in Canada have not been found guilty of anything and this pattern has been getting worse in recent years. They are being...

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