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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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    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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    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...
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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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    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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