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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Increased policing doesn’t mean community safety

April 12, 2023

Post #214 920 words; 4 minutes to read By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor A new Toronto report confirms what many communities have known for a long time: police often do not improve community safety and may instead deepen systemic injustices....

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Posts worth a second look: Crime and recidivism

April 3, 2023

By Riley Mintz, Volunteer. Riley is a second year law student at the University of Ottawa.    Our blog now has more than 200 posts on a wide variety of topics. Here are brief mentions of nine previous posts on...

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Do Victim Impact Statements contribute to justice?

March 11, 2023

Post #212 950 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary by volunteer Gilliam Sherman. Summary: Work by US scholar Susan Bandes raises important issues about the place of victim impact statements in criminal justice.   Victim impact statements (VIS) have become...

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Alec Karakatsanis tells the real story on crime

January 19, 2023

Post #208 800 words; 4 minutes to read. Summary: US commentator Alec Karakatsanis debunks much media and political propaganda about crime. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political...

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