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    Just Facts: Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system (2019)

    Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's criminal justice system as both victims and as people accused or convicted of crime. There are only a few national data sources that provide criminal justice statistics disaggregated by Indigenous identity. National data that does exist to...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Open Information

    JustFacts - Intimate Partner Violence

    This fact sheet is based on two research publications from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) published in 2015 and 2018. In the 2015 Juristat, CCJS linked police-reported data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey to court data from the Adult Criminal Court Survey to identify...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Open Information

    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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    2016 National Justice Survey: Canada's Criminal Justice System: Synthesis Report

    To inform policy development, public engagement and communications, and to support its mandate, the Department of Justice commissions periodic national surveys to understand Canadians’ perceptions, understanding, and priorities on justice-related issues. Specifically, the study measures...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research in Brief - Restorative Justice

    Restorative Justice (RJ) is an approach to justice that focuses on addressing the harm caused by crime while holding the offender responsible for his or her actions, by providing an opportunity for those directly affected by crime – victims, offenders and communities – to identify and address...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Crime Victims’ Experiences of Restorative Justice: A Listening Project

    This report is organized to reflect the rich information gathered from the Listening Project on Crime Victims’ Experiences of Restorative Justice. The structure of this report is as follows: • background on restorative justice and its relationship with crime victims, • an overview of the...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Open Information

    List of Acts and Regulations

    In support of the Government of Canada's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Department of Justice is committed to the accessibility of information on regulatory requirements. The Department of Justice offers information on family law, criminal law and Canada's system of justice in so far as it...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Open Information

    Research at a Glance: Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice S...

    Young people identified overrepresentation of the Indigenous population in Canada’s Criminal Justice System (CJS) as unfair, and largely a result of societal discrimination as well as systemic discrimination in the justice system. They also felt that it was symptomatic of the poverty and...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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  • Open Information

    Police-Reported Hate Crime - 2016

    This infographic was created for internal briefing purposes by the Policy Research Group, Department of Canadian Heritage as it is a clear, effective and artistic way of presenting complex data, while keeping the attention of the viewer. It is a visual representation of data from Police-reported...
    Organization:
    Canadian Heritage
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    • PDF/UA
  • Open Information

    Guide to Canadian Legal Information

    The Guide to Canadian Legal Information provides Canadians with pointers to relevant legal resources that are administered by the Department of Justice. The guide summarises the purposes of each of these resources, and where to find more information if needed. There are pointers to websites and...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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