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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...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    Parole Board of Canada Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act

    The Privacy Act provides members of the public with the legislated right to access and request the correction of their personal information under the control of federal government institutions. The Act also imposes strict obligations related to the collection, accuracy, use, disclosure, retention...
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    Parole Board of Canada
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  • Federal

    State of the Criminal Justice System - 2019 Report

    The Department of Justice Canada has created the first performance monitoring framework (Framework) for Canada’s criminal justice system (CJS). It comprises broad expected outcomes and selected national indicators. Performance monitoring helps identify trends, benchmarks, strengths, and areas for...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    JustFacts - Criminal Court Case Processing Time

    This fact sheet is based on publicly available data from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) between 2006/2007 and 2016/2017. Data is also presented from the Department of Justice Canada’s Justice Effectiveness 2008 (JE) project that collected data to specifically analyze case...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Federal

    Parole Board of Canada Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to I...

    The Access to Information Act gives Canadian citizens and corporations the right to have access to federal government records, subject to certain specific exceptions. The Act complements but does not replace other procedures for obtaining government information. It is not intended to limit in any...
    Organization:
    Parole Board of Canada
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  • Federal

    Internal Audits 2017

    The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes. The results of...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Federal

    Internal Audits 2008

    The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes.The objective...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Federal

    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...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Federal

    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...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Federal

    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...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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