News in Criminal Law
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10 a.m. ET
This webinar gives an overview of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) which provides financial compensation for vicitms of violent crimes committed in Ontario.
While the number of white prisoners is falling slowly, the increase in native, black, and other minorities is exploding - 23% of prisoners are Aboriginals, who make up just 4.3% of Canada's population.
Two articles discuss, first, the Canadian privacy commissioner's concerns about the cybercrime bill, and second, the government's response to objections to the bill.
Plans to toughen up the regime for people deemed not criminally responsible will leave the public at greater risk, a criminal defence lawyer is warning.
The federal government is reintroducing a contentious bill that would restrict the release of "high-risk" mentally ill offenders despite opposition from lawyers and mental-health professionals.
Currently, simply admitting that you've tried marijuana could be enough to get turned away at the U.S. border or permanently banned from the U.S.
A new edition of Police Powers is now available that includes information about the power to arrest someone in order to prevent a terrorist activity.
Canada's ombudsman for federal inmates says prisons have become more crowded, violent, and worse at rehabilitation, despite a budget increase of 40 per cent in the past five years.
The John Howard Society is launching a public campaign to combat myths about prison life.
This month's On the Radar looks at some of the laws that apply when the police decide to stop people on the street and question them.