Tag Archive: alternative policies

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.   The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political comments on criminal justice across...

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Informed opinion: The CCRA at 30 – 1

October 31, 2022

Post #203 675 words; 3 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Bella Kiss. This week we publish two quite different views on the 30th anniversary of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), the law that governs prisons and...

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Our 200th post!

September 23, 2022

Post #200 500 words; 2 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. This blog started 5 years ago as an experiment.  Was there a place for a Canadian online publication that addressed important issues in criminal justice, especially...

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Reducing crime the cheap way

September 13, 2022

Post #199 850 words; 4 minutes to read This audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. One of the biggest obstacles to decreasing crime and improving public safety is the human propensity to want to punish people for bad behaviour instead...

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Gladue decision not having desired effects

August 13, 2022

Post #197 970 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The enormous over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada’s courts and prisons is well known. As one way of dealing with this problem, the Supreme Court of...

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John Howard Canada 5 Point Plan to Improve Corrections

February 15, 2022

Post #186 870 words; 4 minutes to read This summary prepared by volunteer Jamie Davison. The John Howard Society has a long standing 5-Point Plan to improve the corrections system in Canada. This post provides a summary of key issues...

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