Tag Archive: death penalty

The desire to punish

November 18, 2020 |

Post #155 660 words; 3 minutes to read One of the biggest debates in criminal justice is about the role of punishment.  But an important question is where does the desire to punish come from, a desire that seems  to...

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University editorial on criminal justice

November 17, 2019

800 words; 4 minutes to read The following is an edited version of an editorial that appeared in the November 15 issue of the University of Manitoba student newspaper, The Manitoban.  We reproduce it here as an example of excellent...

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Under Lock and Key: The Don Jail

November 2, 2017

Lorna Poplak Since the mid-1800s, the Don Jail has left its stamp on the skyline, and the psyche, of Toronto. Over the years it developed a fearsome reputation as a dehumanizing snake pit where tuberculosis and other diseases caused by...

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Bryan Stevenson: A Leading Civil Rights Voice

September 21, 2017

Reflecting on Bryan Stevenson: How a Criminal Lawyer Became the Leading Civil Rights Voice of Our Time by Lisa Kerr The field of criminal justice is often in need of moral leadership. While Bryan Stevenson is focused on the U.S....

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