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

    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...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research at a Glance: Discretion in Sentencing

    The majority of Canadians believe that judges should have at least some degree of discretion and flexibility when deciding a sentence. What we also found: The overwhelming majority of Canadians (95%) felt that the best approach for determining fair and appropriate sentences for offenders...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research at a Glance: Diversion

    Most Canadians believe that diversion of accused from the courts in appropriate cases should be the preferred response to at least some types of offences/situations. They also believe that increased use of diversion could make the criminal justice system (CJS) more efficient and effective and...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research at a Glance: Mandatory Minimum Penalties

    In general, Canadians are not supportive of the current mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) regime and prefer a more individualized approach to sentencing. We also found: Most Canadians indicated that they have a low to moderate level of knowledge of MMPs (52% low and 28% moderate). Over three...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research at a Glance: Diversion, Discretion, and Sentencing Commissions

    Readers Note: This publication presents results of an online public opinion survey completed by a sample of Canadians who received an invitation through email, Facebook and Twitter (called an "open link" sample; see Method for more details). This survey mirrored a survey conducted with a...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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