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Moving towards a minimalist and transformative criminal justice system: J22-29/2017E-PDF

essay on the reform of the objectives and principles of sentencing /

“This essay is the result of over 15 years of research and reflections on criminal law and the criminal justice system, and particularly on the devastating and disproportionate effects that our system has on poor and marginalized people, including the homeless, alcohol and drug users, persons living with mental health issues, racial and ethnic minorities and Aboriginal people. The research is based on field studies involving stakeholders who work within the justice system and individuals affected by criminalization: over a period of 10 years, roughly a hundred interviews were conducted with poor people who have a criminal record as well as with police officers, judges, prosecutors and lawyers, in addition to offering close to 60 hours of training for the above groups in five Canadian cities (Montréal, Québec, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver). This not only allowed the author to collect some extremely valuable information, but also gave the author an opportunity to be directly involved in various processes seeking solutions to these pressing problems”--Introd., p. [3].

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Title Moving towards a minimalist and transformative criminal justice system
Subtitle essay on the reform of the objectives and principles of sentencing /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Vers un système de justice pénale minimaliste et transformateur : essai sur la réforme des objectifs et principes de détermination de la peine. Cover title. "August 5, 2016.”
Date 2016, c2017.
Number of Pages [31] p. (un-numbered pages)
ISBN 978-0-660-08012-3
Catalogue Number
  • J22-29/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Criminal justice, Court decisions, Reform