Monthly Archives: August 2015

Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A “religious” call for criminal justice reform

Criminal justice reformers await holy ally: Pope Francis

There’s a long history of religious leaders writing and teaching from inside prisons — from Martin Luther King to Paul the Apostle. But 78-year-old Pope Francis may be the most prominent religious leader to ever advocate for prison reform from the outside.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Technological irony – using the internet to receive payment for extortion done on the internet

Blackmailers Demand Bitcoin from Ashley Madison Users

An American has received a blackmail email demanding payment in bitcoin after user data from the extramarital affair platform Ashley Madison was leaked.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Decriminalisation of prostitution – Good or bad idea

Head to head: Why the purchase of sex should not be a criminal offence

Sex workers globally celebrated when Amnesty International recently passed a resolution to develop a policy on the decriminalisation of sex work.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Treating sex offenders for impotence – A novel approach

Treat sex offenders for impotence — to keep them out of trouble, Canadian psychiatrist says

A Canadian forensic psychiatrist says he regularly treats sex offenders for impotence, and advocates the practice as a way to actually keep them out of trouble.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Marital rape is legal in India – Shocking

Why India hesitates in criminalising marital rape

When I started looking into the issue of marital rape in India, I soon realised how difficult it would be to get anyone to talk. It is a touchy subject because there is still so much shame, guilt and anger attached to it. This is understandable: marital rape has not been a part of India’s discourse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The opposite of “getting tough on crime” shows some success

Global Voices: Using compassion to get tough on crime

In a moment of boredom, two teens in Lanark County, Ont., smash their way into a hardware store and help themselves to the goods.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 14 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Crime on the net

Bitcoin’s Dark Side Could Get Darker

Some of the earliest adopters of the digital currency Bitcoin were criminals, who have found it invaluable in online marketplaces for contraband and as payment extorted through lucrative “ransomware” that holds personal data hostage.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Another ethical issue raised by the death penalty

Texas inmate wants to die, Supreme Court gives OK

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez wants to be put to death Wednesday evening for striking and killing a police lieutenant with an SUV during a chase more than six years ago, and the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing his wishes to be carried out.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Another look at the treatment of young offenders – from the American perspective

What happens when a minor commits a crime?

The law, the ever present reminder of right and wrong, presides over all citizens. However, those under the age of 18 who get in trouble with the law will receive a different treatment than adults.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Time to reconsider (again) our policy regarding the treatment of young offenders

Too many young lawbreakers sent to jail: book

Quick fixes like incarceration and sanctions do not lead to better rehabilitation of young offenders or more community safety, argues a new collection of essays. Serious and Violent Young Offenders and Youth Criminal Justice contains articles by prominent Canadian researchers in the field of youth justice. They include research the authors say should be used to re-examine the treatment of young offenders.

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