Tag Archive: international

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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Falling Crime Rates in Many Countries

October 9, 2018

This post is under 800 words and can be read in about 4 minutes. Although many Canadians don’t seem to believe this – perhaps because so much media coverage is about crime – crime rates in Canada have fallen dramatically...

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Suicide in prisons: An international comparison

July 8, 2018 |

This post is 700 words and will take 3 minutes to read. Suicide rates among people in prison are dramatically higher than those in the general population, although this varies greatly among countries.  This is the conclusion of a recent...

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Overuse of Prison Around the World

September 21, 2017

International studies. From time to time we will post material about criminal justice in other countries.  Canadians hear most about the United States, and it is likely that American trends and practices have had a strong effect on what happens...

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