Tag Archive: Purpose

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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Prisons are not a pathway to healing and reconciliation

May 9, 2022 |

Post #191 980 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey This post, by Canadian scholar Dr. Vicki Chartrand, is reproduced with permission from the website of the Australian Institute for International Affairs. Dr Vicki Chartrand is...

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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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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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Inequality and racism as central themes

July 6, 2020

450 words; 2 minutes to read Issues of inequality and racism are at the very forefront of the news in Canada.  The criminal justice system is often cited as a place where these problems are notable. These issues have been...

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The poor state of criminal justice in Canada

May 29, 2020

800 words; 4 minutes to read Just a year ago, in May, 2019, federal Justice Minister David Lametti released a report called “State of the Criminal Justice System”.  Issued in the last few months of the government’s first mandate, it...

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Is everyone a criminal? Looks like it…

April 4, 2020

900 words; 4 minutes to read Most of us think about ‘criminals’ as being a small subset of the Canadian population – people who are dangerous and need to be punished, locked up or kept away from the rest of...

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