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Research at a Glance: Judicial Discretion and MMPs (Mandatory Minimum Penalties) What we found: Young people noted that the most important factors judges should consider in fair and equitable sentencing are personal circumstances and history of the accused person, and the nature of the crime, including the context, severity and motive for the crime. Ultimately, young people did not believe that mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) were beneficial because they limit judicial discretion. 2018-11-20 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca LawPersonsCourt decisionsResearchJustice systemjudgesCriminal justiceYouth Judicial Discretion and MMP'sHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/rg-rco/2018/june02.html Judicial Discretion and MMP'sHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rco-rg/2018/june02.html Judicial Discretion and MMP'sPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rco-rg/2018/june02.pdf Judicial Discretion and MMP'sPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/rg-rco/2018/june02.pdf

Research at a Glance: Judicial Discretion and MMPs (Mandatory Minimum Penalties)

What we found:

Young people noted that the most important factors judges should consider in fair and equitable sentencing are personal circumstances and history of the accused person, and the nature of the crime, including the context, severity and motive for the crime. Ultimately, young people did not believe that mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) were beneficial because they limit judicial discretion.

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