Tag Archive: international

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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Need more innovation in prisons

January 10, 2022

Post #184 650 words; 3 minutes to read   This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. A slightly different version of this piece appeared initially on Dec 14 in The Lawyer’s Daily.  https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/32171 Murray Fallis is a lawyer with John Howard...

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Prisons around the world

April 27, 2021 |

Post #167 650 words; 3 minutes to read Dr Baz Dreisinger is a professor of writing at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  In this work she has been very involved in programs that teach...

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The disappearing trial

May 21, 2020

960 words; 4 minutes to read The right to a fair trial is perhaps the most central aspect of criminal justice.  Yet, as shown in a recent report by Fair Trials, an international organization committed to human rights in criminal...

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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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Beyond Incarceration

November 7, 2019

950 words; 4 minutes to read Paula Mallea has had a long and distinguished career as a criminal defense lawyer and public policy advocate.  Having worked extensively with prisoners, and with Indigenous people in the justice system, she became a...

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Media portrayals of crime create problems

January 7, 2019

This post is 900 words and can be read in about 4 minutes Emotional public reactions to crime have always played an important role in shaping criminal justice.  This post draws from ten recent studies (listed and linked at the...

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