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NCJ Number: 34312 Find in a Library
Title: REPORT ON DISPOSITIONS AND SENTENCES IN THE CRIMINAL PROCESS - GUIDELINES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Law Reform Cmssn of Canada
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: Information Canada
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9, Canada
Law Reform Cmssn of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OL6, Canada
Sale Source: Information Canada
171 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9,
Canada
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS SUMMARY AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE WORK OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF CANADA ON DISPOSITIONS AND SENTENCES OFFERS GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CANADIAN SENTENCING PROCESS.
Abstract: THE BASIS PRINCIPLES PROPOSED IN THIS REPORT ARE THAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS SHOULD BE USED WITH RESTRAINT; THAT DISPOSITIONS SHOULD PROMOTE A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THE OFFENDER; THAT SOME FORM OF REPARATION OR RESTITUTION SHOULD BE MADE BY THE OFFENDER; AND THAT COERCION SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES OR WHOSE BEHAVIOR THREATENS THE COMMUNITY. WITH THESE PRINCIPLES AS A GUIDE, RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THEN OUTLINED FOR DISPOSITIONS AT THE COMMUNITY POLICE, PROSECUTION, AND COURT STATES OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. A WIDE RANGE OF POSSIBLE SENTENCES ARE THEN DESCRIBED. RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SENTENCING PROCESS AND ON POLICY FORMATION AND IMPLEMENTATION ARE PROVIDED IN THE FINAL TWO SECTIONS. --IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH
Index Term(s): Canada; Community involvement; Dispositions; Law reform; Reform; Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: ALSO APPEARS IN THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS, V 18, N 2 (APRIL 1976).
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