Prison tensions…

July 27, 2017  Blogger Russell Webster (UK) 10 things I learnt from NOMS final annual report Webster has an analysis of the final National Offender Management Service (NOMS) report for the UK prisons.  Recently there has been tension and … [Read more...]

Around the pot…

April 15, 2017 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Pot legalization bill provides many answers, but leaves some key issues in limbo - Public awareness campaign on drug-impaired driving 'clearly inadequate,' CAA says Called Bill C-45, the promised … [Read more...]

Prison spending…

Mar 7, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa Government of Canada promises alternatives to confinement, while funding carceral expansion Piché reminds us that shortly after the last election, … [Read more...]

School and RJ…

Sept 6, 2016 Vancouver Sun – Tracy Sherlock B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom The article offers some insight into the potential of an RJ approach to set lacking connections that result in mis-behaviour in … [Read more...]

Vengeance and the law

    Jan 27, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Tories to table life in prison without parole, shifting legal landscape The federal conservatives are planning a bill which would eliminate parole at all for certain circumstances involving first … [Read more...]

Thabksgiving

 Oct. 11, 2013  (Ed Note:  We at Smart Justice wish all our readers a happy thanksgiving.  Besides all our other blessings, we have the blessing of the conviction of the worthiness of our caring for healing rather than punishment, for justice … [Read more...]

A double edged sword?

 Aug.10, 2013  Global TV News – Erica Tucker Double-edged sword: who the new cyberbullying law will help and hurt  The article on the Nova Scotia’s new law, implemented yesterday, includes a video of the father of Rehtaeh Parsons speaking … [Read more...]