Learning More about our Blog

May 31, 2023 |

The following PowerPoint presentation (slides and audio) gives an overview of the Blog on this site.  The blog now has some 220 posts providing reliable information on many areas of criminal justice.  It is widely cited on criminal justice matters....

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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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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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Not your usual report: How to reintegrate prisoners

March 16, 2023 |

The John Howard Society of Canada releases ” Feeding Time: A Whole-Community Approach to Safer, Smarter Reintegration of Federal Prisoners in Post-Pandemic Canada”.  This report, written by federal prisoner I. M. Grenada, reviews Canadian provisions for the release and re-integration...

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Do Victim Impact Statements contribute to justice?

March 11, 2023

Post #212 950 words; 4 minutes to read.   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 a fixture in the criminal...

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