Tag Archive: alternative policies

Former ‘tough on crime’ advocate changes views radically

January 8, 2024

Post #233 900 words; 4 minutes to read   Summary: Ben Perrin, law professor and former advisor to the Harper government, makes a compelling argument for a dramatic change in our approach to criminal justice. ‘Indictment’, by Benjamin Perrin.  University...

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2023: Not a good year for criminal justice policy

December 27, 2023

Post # 232 700 words; 3 minutes to read Summary: Many developments in criminal justice policy in Canada in 2023 were disappointing and conflict with the evidence. 2023 has been a difficult year in many ways, all around the world. ...

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Studying youth with long-term criminal involvement

October 12, 2023

Post #227 1100 words; 5 minutes to read. Summary: This post is drawn from a powerful longitudinal study of young people with serious involvement in crime.  A key finding is that there are both important patterns and many exceptions to...

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Police Stops: Some Benefits, But at What Cost?

September 9, 2023

Post #225 750 words; 3 minutes to read   By Hannah Lee, law student, linkedin.com/in/hannah-jd-candidate Summary: Random police stops may help reduce crime but also carry high costs to the individuals stopped.  Other alternatives appear to be more effective. Police...

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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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