Mr. Big…

Mar 16, 2018 The Tyee (BC) – Kate Puddister Canadian Police Need to Rethink the Mr. Big Method - Used in the Tina Fontaine case, undercover approach to obtaining criminal confessions risks integrity of police investigations. The accused in the … [Read more...]

Confronting the mess…

March 10, 2018  Ottawa Citizen – Dylan McGinty A #MeThree movement, based on truth and reconciliation We have had a few months of very difficult dialogue about the outcomes of trials, especially around the treatment of indigenous people and … [Read more...]

A beginning?

Feb 16, 2018 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people - 'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says Though short on detail, Trudeau is … [Read more...]

Transforming CJS

Dec 12, 2017  Transforming the Criminal Justice System The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous … [Read more...]

Ask an expert…

Dec. 6, 2017 CBC News – Kelly Malone 'They have a lot to teach us': Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal - Journal of Prisoners on Prisons gives more than 50 inmates a voice on justice reform Want the real scoop?  Ask those who … [Read more...]

US bail and remand…

Nov 2, 2017 (Ed Note:  This past week the communiqué has experienced a hardware glitch that ultimately required an extensive amount of revision of the lists of recipients.  We had a problem with some recipients getting more than one copy of the … [Read more...]

Trauma training…

Oct. 28, 2017 Policy Options – Elizabeth Sheehy and Simon Lapierre The Jordan decision’s impact on cases of violence against women The Jordan decision was a clarification by the Supreme Court of Canada about what constitutes unreasonable delay … [Read more...]

More jails or more community…

Sept 25, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) Carceral expansion and organizations that serve the criminalized Justin Piché has noted a fair amount of … [Read more...]

Singing…

Sept 23, 2017  Toronto Star – Michael Cook and Badylon Kawanda Why the birds stopped singing Much of our discussions about refugees is focused on the settlement issues once the greater part of the ordeal of flight is over and the refugees are … [Read more...]

Abuse causes imprisonment…

Sept 17, 2017 Common Dreams (US) – Sarah Lazare Locked Up for Surviving: The Untold Story of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline - New study concludes that a history of abuse is not just a predictor of future incarceration—it is a cause This … [Read more...]