39-1: Looking at Criminal Law Archives - LawNow Magazine

Recent Developments in Criminal Law

It will come as no surprise to anyone tuned into the current political situation in Canada that changes in our criminal laws over the last several years have been consistently in a single direction: that of creating more offences and imposing stiffer penalties.  Relying upon its position that Canadian streets and communities are generally unsafe […]

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Charles Davison
Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
 

The Crime of Counseling Criminal Offences

…  some may argue that the publication of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, with its famous phrase “let’s kill all the lawyers”, should be subject to state scrutiny! – R. v. Hamilton, 2005 SCC 47 Introduction A few years ago, a University of Calgary professor suggested on national television that someone should kill Julian Assange, the founder […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Nicole Romanow
Nicole Romanow is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

Absolute and Conditional Discharges in Canadian Criminal Law

Purposes of Criminal Sentencing The principles of criminal sentencing are set out in Section 718 of the Criminal Code.  In Canada, the fundamental purpose of sentencing is to facilitate respect for the law and to promote a just, peaceful and safe society.  Sentencing pursues these six objectives: Denunciation – to denounce the offender’s criminal actions; […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Sean Callbeck
Sean Callbeck is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

Brian Lines
Brian Lines is majoring in law and society at the University of Calgary (2014).
 

Basic Facts in Federal Corrections

Canada’s incarceration rate is 117/100,000 adults and youth, while the United States’ is 762/100,000 and France’s is 91/100,000. The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) has been in force since1992 and was amended in 2012. The CCRA outlines the responsibilities of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) and the […]

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Irving Kulik
Irving Kulik is the Executive Director of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association.
 

How Criminal Records and Police Reports can Ruin Your Travel Plans

There’s a reason why Canadian passports are in high demand with international criminals and forgers. Our record of good international relations, history of peacekeeping and foreign aid, and the generally good perception of Canadians gives our passport holders easy entry to more countries than just about any other passport in the world. Fortunately, the federal […]

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Stephen Da Cambra
Stephen Da Cambra is a content contributor for Pardon Applications of Canada, a Canadian pardon and U.S. waiver application processing firm serving Canadians across the country.
 


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