Predictive policing…

Sept 3, 2020 National Newswatch - Michelle McQuigge Use of predictive policing tools in Canada highlight need for federal action, report says We in Canada have already had warnings of police use of eavesdropping equipment on cell phones.  The … [Read more...]

Think big!

Aug 21, 2020 N.Y. Times – John Roman Why Criminal Justice Reform Needs to Think Big - There are too many police officers in the US. We need patient, tolerant, unbiased, hard-headed, soft-hearted cops. But we only need a few. This article may be … [Read more...]

What ails us all…

July 22, 2020 Vox.com (US) - Ezra Klein Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal - A conversation about truth and reconciliation in the US. Stevenson is the author of the book and now movie of the same title – Just Mercy.  He carries on an … [Read more...]

First sting…

July 17, 2020 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham A criminal charge, even minor, can trap Ontarians in a ‘vicious cycle’ of unrelated problems, report finds Much of the prison reform thinking has brought with it a need to examine the initial … [Read more...]

The RJ way…

July 15, 2020 Court of Queen’s Bench (Alberta) Restorative Justice Committee The link contains the full communiqué from the Court, establishing a committee to study the notion of establishing a process for the referral of appropriate criminal … [Read more...]

Short sentencing…

June 27, 2020 Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Twelfth National Symposium Held in January 24-25, 2020 in Montreal, QC, the final report is now available.  The report is entitled National Criminal Justice Symposium 2020 - Alternatives to … [Read more...]

When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Guns, still…

May 5, 2020 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Assault weapons ban ‘significant,’ but handguns the key to Toronto gun violence, say advocates Reactions to the federal government’s plans to ban assault weapons have been varied.  The vast majority … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

RJ Practitioners…

 Feb 4, 2020   National Employment Position for Senior RJ Practitioners: National Defence is looking for Senior Restorative Practitioners across Canada to be part of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre’s Restorative Engagement … [Read more...]