Tag Archive: too many people jailed

New data on crime, prisons, parole

November 14, 2023

Post #229 1060 words – 5 minutes to read   Summary: The annual report (CCRSO) released by Public Safety Canada reveals important and troubling aspects of our criminal justice system. We have examined previous editions of this publication from Public...

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Youth criminal justice – Good progress but more to do

June 9, 2023

Post #219 1000 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer law student Hannah Lee. Summary: The Youth Criminal Justice Act led to many improvements but some substantial challenges remain. By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor John Howard Society Week...

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Alec Karakatsanis tells the real story on crime

January 19, 2023

Post #208 800 words; 4 minutes to read. Summary: US commentator Alec Karakatsanis debunks much media and political propaganda about crime. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political...

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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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Gladue decision not having desired effects

August 13, 2022 |

Post #197 970 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The enormous over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada’s courts and prisons is well known. As one way of dealing with this problem, the Supreme Court of...

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