Punish or rehab?

Dec 28, 2017  Globe and Mail – Michelle Zilio Canadians prioritize prosecution over rehabilitation for jihadi suspects: poll A Nanos poll has found that 62% of Canadians favour criminal charges and jail over rehabilitation for returning … [Read more...]

More on delay…

June 15, 2017 National Post - Christie Blatchford  Senate report on court delays gets at big truths about criminal justice system The Senate has just finished and published its review of the court delays.  The Supreme Court case of R vs Jordan … [Read more...]

Policy movement…

June 12, 2016 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Policymaking as a movement: Is the public service ready for Trudeau? Lenihan recalls the discovery of how the various silos of government were linked when the digital revolution offered the … [Read more...]

National security…

    Jan 10, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Liberals open to broad security revamp, not just ‘problematic elements’: Goodale  The fury of activity around the Aboriginal issues and the Syrian refugees had momentarily banish the … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge…

    Oct. 7, 2015  CBC News – Jason Proctor Victim surcharge won't make homeless offender more accountable, B.C. judge says - Mandatory $200 fine on impoverished offender found to be cruel and unusual punishment  BC Judge Donna Senniw says … [Read more...]

An honour for SJNC…

    Oct. 4, 2015 Ed note:  All of us here at Smart Justice Network Canada are delighted to announce that the Canadian Criminal Justice Association has awarded SJNC its 2015 CCJA Certificate of Appreciation.  The award reads: Presented to THE … [Read more...]

Why…

  Sept 12, 2014   Policy Options – Michael Adam Crime and populism:  The Harper government has made a tough stance on crime one of its showcase positions. Why?    The question of why follows every new ‘tough-on-crime’ stance offered … [Read more...]

Youth violence as a health issue

 Sept. 8, 2013  Winnipeg Free Press - Joel Schlesinger  Emergency intervention: Dr. Carolyn Snider is leading a research project that could help stem the tide of violence on Winnipeg's mean streets   What happens when you start to treat … [Read more...]

On dialogue as a place to begin…

Sept. 18, 2013 Vancouver Sun – Carole Taylor Dialogue means talking, listening  -  SFU steps up to give groups a safe place to discuss the economic, social and environmental impact of B.C. issues  The article explains why SFU has stepped … [Read more...]