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    The Impact of Trauma on Adult Sexual Assault Victims

    The focus of this report is on outlining some of the key findings from the body of knowledge of neuroscience, and applying them to the issue of sexual assault and its impacts on victims. More specifically, we review and highlight some of the significant developments, which have emerged from the...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Final Report on the Review of Canada's Criminal Justice System

    This comprehensive review – the first of its kind since 1982 – was intended to guide the Government in its efforts to ensure that Canada’s criminal justice system is just, compassionate and fair; that it promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous society; and that it accurately reflects the values...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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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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    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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    State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard

    The Dashboard presents nine high-level outcomes of the Canadian criminal justice system identified through extensive research and feedback from multi-phased consultations with criminal justice system partners, stakeholders, experts and other Canadians. These outcomes are listed on the right side...
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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...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    JustFacts - Sexual Assault

    This fact sheet is primarily based on self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, on police-reported data from the 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, and on court data from the 2016/2017 Adult Criminal Court Survey.
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The importance of family violence screening...

    This research report recommends the adoption of universal family violence screening by family law practitioners. To support this recommendation, it begins by presenting a definition of family violence, then examines common family dynamics where violence is present and the impact of trauma in a...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    JustFacts - Trends in Adult Federal Custody Populations

    This fact sheet is based on data obtained through special request to Correctional Services Canada (CSC) and Statistics Canada (Census). It examines the numbers and rate of federal adult offenders in custody supervision over time, and draws comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups....
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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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