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NCJ Number: 120812 Find in a Library
Title: Victims: Questions & Answers on Parole
Corporate Author: Canada National Parole Board
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, Canada
Canada National Parole Board
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OR1, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-56203-8
Sale Source: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5,
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This handbook, produced by Canada's National Parole Board, presents answers to questions frequently asked by victims and their families about parole.
Abstract: Going to court as a victim of crime, or as a victim's family member, can be a frightening experience. When the verdict is announced and the sentence passed, some victims experience shock, disbelief, fear, apprehension, confusion, and anger. Because the offender release system in Canada is a complex criminal justice process, reflecting the nature of the country's social system, the booklet acquaints the reader with the ways that an offender can be released from prison, particularly through parole. Provincial authorities responsible for young offenders are listed, along with national and regional offices of Canada's Correctional Service and the National Parole Board.
Main Term(s): Parole; Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Canada; Families of crime victims; Foreign correctional systems; Victim assistance directories
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