Tag Archive: wrongful conviction

Do prosecutors have too much discretion?

January 14, 2019 |

This post is about 750 words and can be read in 3 minutes. More than 90% of criminal charges in Canada never go to trial.  They are either dropped by the Crown or the accused pleads guilty to something.  This...

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Parole denied due to claims of innocence

November 27, 2018

This post is about 1100 words and can be read in about 5 minutes. There are many problems with the way that Canada’s parole system functions.  One problem is that being paroled requires a prisoner to admit guilt for the...

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How to Have Fewer Wrongful Convictions

September 4, 2018

This blog is about 1200 words and takes about 5 minutes to read. Canada should make a series of changes to laws and criminal justice procedures in order to prevent more people from being convicted of crimes which they did...

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Bryan Stevenson: A Leading Civil Rights Voice

September 21, 2017

Reflecting on Bryan Stevenson: How a Criminal Lawyer Became the Leading Civil Rights Voice of Our Time by Lisa Kerr The field of criminal justice is often in need of moral leadership. While Bryan Stevenson is focused on the U.S....

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