Canadian work on criminal justice

July 31, 2020 |

800 words; 4 minutes to read This blog has had an emphasis on reporting Canadian work on criminal justice issues.  Because of the domination of our media – whether news, entertainment or social media – by the United States, many...

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Prison experience part 4.

July 25, 2020 |

This post is 1500 words; 6 minutes to read. This is the fourth in an ongoing series of posts sent to us by a former prisoner who wishes to remain anonymous.  Previous posts in this series are here (#1), here...

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Inequality and racism as central themes

July 6, 2020 |

450 words; 2 minutes to read Issues of inequality and racism are at the very forefront of the news in Canada.  The criminal justice system is often cited as a place where these problems are notable. These issues have been...

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From Riches to Restorative Justice

June 25, 2020 |

By Joseph Grmovsek 1270 words; 5 minutes to read I was torn about how to begin this article.  Do I grab the attention of readers by describing the story behind my decade-and-a-half career insider trading in Canada and the United...

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Electronic ankle monitors have serious problems

June 19, 2020 |

760 words; 3 minutes to read One of the alternatives increasingly considered – and used – instead of jailing people is the use of electronic monitors.  These can be an alternative for bail; people charged with a crime can return...

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Voices Inside and Out 001

June 8, 2020 |

Co-hosts Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada, and Lawrence Da Silva - a man who served 19 years in Canada’s penitentiary system, explore concepts around successful release and the problems and stigmas attached to community reintegration.

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