Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders
59 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today

Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Young offenders in late Victorian times were much less likely to go on to commit other crimes after serving a sentence in an institution than their counterparts today, new research shows.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Is it the nature of society that causes this significant difference, or the consequences associated with committing an offence? Between 1870 and 1910, when a young person was convicted, they had to serve 3 years in a trade to a) keep them distracted and b) teach them something valuable. Would that kind of tactic be effective or even possible now a days?

~ A.Hokanson, Glasgow Caledonian University 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Import Alert 52-08

Allows retrieval of Import Alerts
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

This is startling because there are countless tea sets that children have used with cadmium or lead infused within them. It might be a great reason why cancer in children is more occurant.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Kids in Court: Is It Time to Raise the Age for Criminal Responsibility?

Kids in Court: Is It Time to Raise the Age for Criminal Responsibility? | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Deshaun Barbee moves around this city like a man chased. He dodges the police, has used an alias, and once borrowed a relative's driver's lice...
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shawnigan Lake School's insight:

This article describes the life of a troubled teens life. It makes us question whether there should be differing circumstances and consequences for youth criminals who have been living under harsh circumstances.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

'I’m yours forever': Two years in prison for Calgary teacher, 30, caught having sex with boy, 16

'I’m yours forever': Two years in prison for Calgary teacher, 30, caught having sex with boy, 16 | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
'He’d go to jail for her': The boy, who was 14 when the relationship began and 16 when it was discovered, declined to co-operate and said he was not victimized
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

 There are multiple cases like this all across Canada. It begs the question, will there be amendments to the laws regarding teacher student relationships? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Bob Pringle, Children's Advocate, concerned about Youth Farm closure

Bob Pringle, Children's Advocate, concerned about Youth Farm closure | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
After receiving a tour yesterday, Saskatchewan's children's advocate is speaking out against a plan to move young offenders from Saskatoon's Yarrow Youth Farm to Kilburn Hall, a higher security facility.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Tannis' insight:

This child advocate believes that the treatment of young offenders is being treated to lightly.He is therefore inquiring that they receive harsher penalties and that the jail that they are in be closed and they move to a higher security facility.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Aklavik keeping young people busy, out of court system

Aklavik keeping young people busy, out of court system | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories may have some of the highest per-capital crime rates in the country, but one small community is defying the odds.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Tannis' insight:

Although the Northwest Territories have a high young offender crime rate, a small town called Aklavik has had good crime results over the passed two years with youth, as their goal is to keep them busy by investing in extracurricular programs.   

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

'Life without parole' bill targets Canada's most heinous criminals: Harper

'Life without parole' bill targets Canada's most heinous criminals: Harper | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
The Tory government's latest tough-on-crime initiative to make life sentence a sentence for life without parole appears to be aimed at scoring political points rather than protecting the public, some critics and legal experts said Wednesday.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

I think that this is a good idea. This means that no longer will the worst criminals have the opportunity to get out of jail. Those that have gone against the law with such magnitude need no opportunity for a second chance. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

The unrepentant teenager whose party wrecked his parents home and shook the world

The unrepentant teenager whose party wrecked his parents home and shook the world | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
The Australian teenager who became a controversial media star after a wild party at his parents' house became a near riot has been arrested and charged by police
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Most hilarious reaction to ruining his whole neighbourhood I have ever seen. The kid does an interview where he shows little to no remousse for his actions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Polygamist claims prison ban on conjugal visits violates his rights

Polygamist claims prison ban on conjugal visits violates his rights | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Muslim polygamist Gregory Thomas, 55, has been serving a life sentence for murder since 1990 at a state prison in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

blakely's insight:

 

A man who was sentenced to murder has complaints to the fact that he is not allowed to see his multiple wives. The 55 year old currently serving a life sentence is a practicing (muslim) polygamist who wants to visit with all his wives but he is currently not being allowed. With his wives threatening to divorce him he is taking legal action against his incarceration

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Mentally ill prisoners

Mentally ill prisoners | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
MPs discuss an investigator's report that is critical of the treatment and conditions for mentally ill inmates in Canada's prison system
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shelby's insight- This gives an inside view on how MP's feel mentally ill inmates are treated and processed in the system. This relates to chapter 11 because it concerns the factors that are in play when sentencing and a psychological report, which affects the punishment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Crime has been a significant issue in this federal election. But many people who work in the justice system say
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shelby Ibbotson's insight. 

This is important because it addresses the "dysfunctional nature" of the correctional system in Canada. It also discusses the problems faced by the federal gov't as elections draw near. The state of the system needs some adjusting and the candidates realize this.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Rehabilitation of dangerous offenders

Rehabilitation of dangerous offenders | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
You've heard the news stories many times as someone with a history of dangerous sexual offences leaves prison and eventually
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Gaby Wall's Insight

This demonstrates the problems that can happen with rehabilitation. Although rehab is more often than not successful it can also fail. Re-committing a crime carries the punishment of an even longer sentence. The sentences dealt to re-offenders are also meant to act as a specific deterrence so offenders who have committed crimes such a rape face more serious charges and they do not want to commit the same crime again. 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Other Murder Victims' Families Worry Executions Will Be Delayed In Oklahoma

Other Murder Victims' Families Worry Executions Will Be Delayed In Oklahoma | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
The flawed execution of Clayton Lockett has gripped the country, stirring debates about the Eighth Amendment. But families of other murder victims are worried that talk will stall their justice.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shawnigan Lake School Law 12 insight:

Zachs insight:

 

Due to one mans health problems and complications with the death penalty people worry that fufture complications may arise along with the postponing and taking longer getting to the capital punishment which worries the families of the victims

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Youth justice: Less custody in Ontario, 'tough love' in Florida

Youth justice: Less custody in Ontario, 'tough love' in Florida | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Florida, like Canada, has a separate justice system for those under 18 who are charged with crimes. Florida's approach, however, appears much harsher. Philosophy: Both jurisdictions empathize diver...
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

The first thing that comes to my mind when reading this article is how severely different the consequences are for your actions simply depending on where you commit them. There should be universal standards for youth sentencing especially. For example, in Canada, the youngest a child can be tried is twelve; Florida doesn't have an age limit. Some convicted juveniles in Florida faced life in prison without parole until the supreme court changed it in 2010. This brings forward the question, should Canada be cracking down a little harder on their youth criminals?

~ A. Hokanson, Ottawa

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

More than 30 teenagers escape from Tennessee prison

More than 30 teenagers escape from Tennessee prison | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Most of the escapies are still large and have not been aprehended.as of 2014 nobody has seen 8 of them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

No Seatbelt? No Problem, We've Got a Taser, Say Indiana Cops - Hit & Run : Reason.com

No Seatbelt? No Problem, We've Got a Taser, Say Indiana Cops - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Once again we have the kind of story many people wouldn't believe if there weren't video.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shocking video evidence proves that hammond police Unlawfully taser  a young black male for not wearing his seatbelt. It is also notable that there is two small children in the back seat.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

20 child drug dealers arrested every WEEK including kids as young as 11

20 child drug dealers arrested every WEEK including kids as young as 11 | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Campaigners fear veteran dealers are recruiting kids to sell on their behalf as they are less likely to arouse ­suspicion
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Startling statistics. It makes you wonder why so many kids are turning to dealing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

B.C. Teen's Torment Ends In Suicide

B.C. Teen's Torment Ends In Suicide | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
A Vancouver-area teen who used YouTube to share her heart-wrenching story of being bullied online and beaten at school has killed herself, unleashing a torrent of social media condolences and soul-searching.

Amanda Todd was found dead in Coquitlam...
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Arguably the most influential event that sparked a real concern for cyber bullying and new laws in canada

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

It’s Poverty, Not the 'Teenage Brain,' That Causes the Most Youth Crime

It’s Poverty, Not the 'Teenage Brain,' That Causes the Most Youth Crime | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the title

Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

 "Teenage poverty, not teenage biology, is most to blame for teenage [violent] crime." This statement should be common knowledge. The fact that teenagers are just as likely to commit violent crime as adults when living under the poverty line should make us rethink the approaches taken to prevent/punish these crimes. The excuse "oh, its just the teenager irrational brain" is no longer applicable. Brooklyn, NY.

~ A. Hokanson

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Winnipeg police charge boy in serious attack on girl, both in government care

Winnipeg police charge boy in serious attack on girl, both in government care | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Police have charged a 15-year-old boy in an attack that left a teen girl under the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services in critical condition, shining a spotlight again on the troubled child welfare system.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Shawnigan Lake School Law 12 insight:

Tannis's insight- This article surrounds the poor setup of foster care in Winnipeg, but also youth crime, which ties into chapter 12.  A 15 year old boy was charged with murder of a girl he was staying in a hotel with in foster care.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Two Burnaby athletes charged in fatal stabbing at SkyTrain station

Two Burnaby athletes charged in fatal stabbing at SkyTrain station | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
The 22 and 18 year old men connected with death of James Enright are prominent local athletes.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

I know taitusi,from rugby and I would never expected this to happen. I believe that the media has  blown this out of preportion, the victim had provoked them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

HillNotes: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Canada (2010-70-E)

HillNotes: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Canada (2010-70-E) | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it

 

 
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing according to the government of Canada. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal Justice Report: Whose justice system is it?

Aboriginal Justice Report: Whose justice system is it? | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers presented a rare report to parliament this week about the over-representation of aboriginal people
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Gaby Wall's insight

as stated by  Howard Sapers" If I were releasing an aboriginal report card on aboriginal prisons today it would be filled with failing grades. The over representation of aboriginal people in federal corrections continues to cloud Canada's domestic human rights record." This article discusses the controversy about treatment and conditions facing aboriginals within the correctional system as they are still being treated differently and as it is the 21st century this is unacceptable.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Mandatory minimum sentences on hold after judge’s ruling

Mandatory minimum sentences on hold after judge’s ruling | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Minimum sentences violate Chater of Rights, B.C. judge rules; measures are politically motivated and make no sense in an era of declining crime, lawyer says
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

25 year old's Mandatory Minimum Sentence changed. The right and honourable Judge Galati of the British Columbia Provincial Court felt that this sentencing was “[under these circumstances] a sentence which Canadians would find abhorrent or intolerable” and that “this is a situation which happens daily in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and is in no way a far-fetched or extreme scenario”. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shawnigan Lake School Law 12
Scoop.it!

Study: Most of the Innocent People Sentenced to Death Have Not Been Exonerated

Study: Most of the Innocent People Sentenced to Death Have Not Been Exonerated | Chapter 11&12: Sentencing, Corrections and Young Offenders | Scoop.it
Researchers found that about one in twenty-five of people sentenced to death are likely innocent.
Shawnigan Lake School Law 12's insight:

Zachs insight:

 

Recent studies have shown more and more problems arising the sentence of capital punishment in the states. It has been found that many people who have been charged with murder in states that allow capital punishment have been put to death before it has been made sure they have committed their murder. This is a problem and could raise problems and lead to changes for this particular sentence in the future

more...
No comment yet.