A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Absurdly punitive…

May 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Editorial (May 13, 2016) Undo Harper’s punitive pardon policy As the Liberal government begins an assessment of the changes brought under the Conservative tough-on-crime laws, issues involved the practices … [Read more...]

Breathalyzer…

May 5, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – Editorial (May 3, 2016) Brampton drinking and driving ruling may have wide implications A Brampton, Ontario, judge has ruled that the breathalyzers, which measure blood alcohol levels and are used by police forces … [Read more...]

Real rehab…

April 5, 2016 CBS News 60 Minutes – Bill Whitaker Privacy, weekend leave, keys...This is prison? In the light of prison practices in North America, this documentary reporting on an exchange between German prison authorities and US … [Read more...]

Collateral damages…

     Sept 11, 2015 N.Y. Times (US) – Shaila Dewan The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice  This article started in the context of lesser penalties for corporate crime because the penalty may harm the lives of innocent employees and … [Read more...]

Nobodies to pawns…

Sept. 15, 2014  Globe and Mail – Konrad Yakabuski Bills promote backbenchers from ‘nobodies’ to ‘pawns’  Some 25 of thirty crime bills before the house or already passed are private members bills, tabled by an individual MP rather … [Read more...]