Category Archives: Criminal Justice System

Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 5 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

As a Crown prosecutor, I saw how our justice system traumatizes Indigenous people

Slim’s Comment: An insider’s view into the treatment of indigenous people by the criminal justice system.

The criminal justice system is not working. When it comes to Indigenous offenders, we are making the situation worse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 29 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal Code changes further complicate, delay historical Nova Scotia sex-offence case

Changes to the Criminal Code of Canada have further complicated an already difficult court case involving a former teacher facing 91 historical sex-related offences.

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

Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who pleaded guilty just 12 days ago to fatally stabbing his unborn child told a Quebec Superior Court justice on Tuesday that he now wants to withdraw his plea.

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

Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work?

Remember those old “wanted” posters on TV Westerns? They offered rewards for handing over a person to law enforcement. In more recent times, rewards are less about bounty hunting and more about persuading people to provide information that can help solve a crime. It’s an attempt to use money to overcome fear and apathy, and sometimes that can be difficult.

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

Canadian law can’t punish some peacekeepers for sex misconduct abroad — and the UN isn’t happy about it

When the United Nations launched an investigation into the allegation that a Canadian peacekeeper had sexually assaulted a Haitian woman in early 2013, the file landed on the desk of Rob Hotston.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sep 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Dershowitz: ‘Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution’

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz told John Catsimatidis in a new interview that the potential criminal charges faced by former FBI Director Andrew McCabe are a result of the “criminalization” of political differences in America.

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

The brain, the criminal and the courts

States of mind that the legal system cares about — memory, responsibility and mental maturity — have long been difficult to describe objectively, but neuroscientists are starting to detect patterns. Coming soon to a courtroom near you?

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

What’s wrong with America’s criminal justice system? 6 questions for an expert

With nearly 2.3 million prisoners behind bars, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Rachel Barkow, who served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2013 to 2019, examines how we got to this point and what can be done to help reform the country’s justice system.

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

Ottawa looking at Criminal Code reforms to deter ‘shameful’ conversion therapy

The federal government is calling on all provincial governments to stop conversion therapy while it considers changes to the Criminal Code to block the practice.

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

The criminal justice system is in tatters – and it will lead to the collapse of the rule of law unless something is done

The criminal justice system can touch any one of us, at any time.

Suddenly – and quite unexpectedly – we could find ourselves as defendant, victim or witness in a criminal proceeding. You might be mugged. You might see your neighbour being assaulted by their partner. You might be the victim of mistaken identity in a scene of public disorder.

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