Tag Archive: recidivism

Lawyers: Crisis in Parole

November 22, 2022

Post #205 1000 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. This post is drawn from an article in June 2022 in Lawyers’ Daily.   Covid disrupted many aspects of prison life, making these places even more difficult...

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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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Criminal justice and the federal election

August 24, 2021

Post #175 830 words; 4 minutes to read Voice summary thanks to volunteer Averi Brailey. This post is a slightly edited reprint from one posted in the early days of the 2019 federal election.  The election is a time to...

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Prison Design may Contribute to Recidivism

May 11, 2021 |

Post #168 720 words; 4 minutes to read By Christie-Anna Jagdeo, post graduate para-legal student   The physical design of prison is often overlooked but could play a significant part in the wellbeing of prisoners, specifically concerning recidivism. Some other...

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Rethinking violent crime

November 9, 2020

Post #154 950 words; 4 minutes to read Many discussions of crime treat so-called ‘violent crimes’ as a special subset that deserves a different, and harsher, response. But there are compelling reasons to be dubious about this distinction.  Many of...

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Harms of remand – evidence from Denmark

October 21, 2020

Post #153 650 words; 3 minutes to read The majority (about 60%) of people held in provincial jails in Canada have not been found guilty of anything and this pattern has been getting worse in recent years. They are being...

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