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Research at a Glance: National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and Guidelines Most Canadians feel that sentencing guidelines are the best way to ensure a fair sentence and they believe that sentencing would be more consistent with such guidelines. Many Canadians also believe that Canada should consider having a sentencing commission, and that most important activity of this body would be to give judges guidelines for sentencing decisions. What we also found: Seven in ten (71%) Canadians indicated that the best approach to sentencing is to provide guidelines while sill allowing for a judge's discretion. More than eight in ten (83%) thought that guidelines for sentencing would help making sentencing more consistent (only 4% did not believe that this would be the case) and that Canada should consider having set guidelines (81%). 2019-11-12 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca LawPersonsProcessesSociety and CultureJustice systemResearchConsultationsLegal issuesJudgesCriminal justice systemConvictions National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and GuidelinesHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/rg-rco/2018/mar05.html National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and GuidelinesPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/rg-rco/2018/mar05.pdf National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and GuidelinesPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rco-rg/2018/mar05.pdf National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and GuidelinesPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rco-rg/2018/mar05.html

Research at a Glance: National Justice Survey 2017 - Sentencing Commissions and Guidelines

Most Canadians feel that sentencing guidelines are the best way to ensure a fair sentence and they believe that sentencing would be more consistent with such guidelines. Many Canadians also believe that Canada should consider having a sentencing commission, and that most important activity of this body would be to give judges guidelines for sentencing decisions.

What we also found:

Seven in ten (71%) Canadians indicated that the best approach to sentencing is to provide guidelines while sill allowing for a judge's discretion.

More than eight in ten (83%) thought that guidelines for sentencing would help making sentencing more consistent (only 4% did not believe that this would be the case) and that Canada should consider having set guidelines (81%).

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