Prison for punishment?

Nov.12, 2018 Global News - Amanda Connolly Terri-Lynne McClintic back in prison, Rodney Stafford says McClintic was convicted of the murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford, sentenced to life in prison and later transferred to a healing lodge … [Read more...]

Learning wisdom…

Nov 8, 2018 Toronto Star - Katie Daubs In her short life, little Abby inspired countless acts of kindness. Now even strangers are mourning her death This is a story that prompts the rest of us to pause from the ugliness and bitterness of political … [Read more...]

Legal scam?

Oct 20, 2018 Toronto Star – Patricia Winsa Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered Here’s a move that lawyers say depends on fear, threat, and ignorance of the law: … [Read more...]

But to do it…

May 14, 2018 Policy Options - Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, Cheryl Webster Learning from our success in reducing youth imprisonment:  Canada’s success in reducing youth imprisonment in the last two decades is evidence that reform of the justice … [Read more...]

RJ’s potential…

May 7, 2018 Policy Options – Jennifer Llewellyn Restorative justice has more to offer than just diverting people from the criminal justice system. It’s a powerful way of thinking that can reshape justice. Llewellyn is a professor and a prime … [Read more...]

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...]