The criminal law in Canadian society: J2-38/1982E-PDF

"As the first formal substantive statement by the federal government with respect to the Criminal Law Review, this paper is intended to accomplish three major goals: a) to give Canadians a summary outline of the context in which criminal law policy should be viewed; b) to articulate a statement of the appropriate scope, purpose and principles of criminal law, on the basis of a discussion of its basic nature and philosophical underpinnings; and c) to give an indication of the general implications of endorsing the statement of scope, purpose and principles, in order to provide guidance for the more specific decisions that must be taken as the Review process evolves"--p. 11.

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Department/Agency Department of Justice.
Title The criminal law in Canadian society
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "August 1982". Historical publication digitized from print, 2009.
Date 1982.
Number of Pages 123 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • J2-38/1982E-PDF
Subject Terms Criminal law, Government policy